1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Volunteering in Events, Sport and Tourism

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ISBN 9780367417093
November 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
522 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This timely handbook examines the most contemporary, controversial and cutting-edge issues related to the involvement of volunteers in the fields of events, sport and tourism.

Split into thematic sections, the primary areas covered include: key disciplinary approaches to understanding volunteerism, international contexts, managing volunteers, the impacts and legacies of volunteering, and future trends in these sectors including online and digital volunteering. Commonalities and differences of volunteering in these sectors are drawn out throughout the volume. A diverse range of case studies are examined including the 2007 UEFA Under 21 Championship hosted by Poland, the development of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the Vancouver, London and Pyeong Chang Olympic Games, Belgium’s National Day in 2019, the Puffing Billy railway in Australia, as well as many other examples looking at destination services organisations, museums, grassroots associations, corporate events, community events and visitor attractions.

Drawing on the academic and practical expertise of over fifty authors from across the globe, the handbook provides an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in volunteering in these sectors, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study in order to advance volunteering research and practice in the fields of events, sport and tourism.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Kirsten Holmes, Karen A. Smith, Leonie Lockstone-Binney and Richard Shipway

Section 1 – Disciplinary Approaches to Volunteering

Chapter 2: Economics and volunteering

Megan Haddock

Chapter 3: Geography, place and international development volunteering

Amanda Davies

Chapter 4: How a political economy lens can help assess and improve conservation volunteer tourism

Kerry Grimm, Emilie Wiehe and Robyn Bath-Rosenfield

Chapter 5: Psychology of volunteering

Darja Kragt

Chapter 6: Volunteering in international sports events from a public administration perspective

Robert Gawlowski and Patricya Gulak-Lipka

Section 2 – Volunteering in Tourism and Sport

Chapter 7: Destination service volunteering

Karen A. Smith, Anna Karin Ollson and Kirsten Holmes

Chapter 8: Visitor attractions: volunteering in cultural heritage tourism in aotearoa new zealand

Jane Leggett

Chapter 9: Herding 6,000 volunteers

Robert S. Bristow

Chapter 10: Deconstructing volunteer tourism

Snigdha Kainthola, Nimit R Chowdhary and Pinaz Tiwari

Chapter 11: The freefall of volunteer leaders in Australian grassroots associations

Christel Mex

Chapter 12: Volunteering in community sports organisations and associations

Geoff Nichols

Section 3 – Volunteering at Events

Chapter 13: Enhancing volunteer skills through mega sports events: evidence from the London 2012 Olympic Games

Niki Koutrou

Chapter 14: London, Vancouver and PyeongChang Olympics: a comparison of volunteer motivations

Chulhee Kang, Femida Handy and Sang-uk Park

Chapter 15: Volunteering at community events: from volunteering for an event to volunteering as an event

Elias Delanoye, Sam Gorleer and Lesley Hustinx

Chapter 16: Volunteering and charity fundraising events

Tim Brown

Chapter 17: Helping through sport and events within corporate volunteering: benefits for volunteers and companies

Barbara Josefowicz

Chapter 18: Volunteering at business events: insights from China

Hongxia Qi

Section 4 – Managing Volunteers

Chapter 19: Designing a volunteer program

Graham Cuskelly and Michelle Hayes

Chapter 20: Volunteer stewardship management models for volunteer programs

Lucas C.P.M. Meijs

Chapter 21: Volunteering motivation

Katja Petrovic and Arthur A Stukas

Chapter 22: Volunteer recruitment and selection: evidence from the visitor attraction sector

Giancarlo Fedeli & Linda Cigurova

Chapter 23: Exploring retention and rewards in community sport volunteering

Nadina Ayer and John R Cooper

Chapter 24: The role of organisational culture in sustaining volunteers at heritage attractions: the case of the Puffing Billy railway

Josephine Pryce

Section 5 – Impacts and Legacies of Volunteering

Chapter 25: Understanding volunteering impact and legacy, a sustainability approach

Andrew Adams and John Deane

Chapter 26: "It's just a fun day out really." Perceptions of volunteering and mega event volunteer legacy

Ellie May

Chapter 27: Creating a social legacy from event volunteering

Roger Rogerson, Fiona Reid and Rafaelle Nicholson

Chapter 28: Widening the scope of evaluating volunteer tourism: beyond impact measurement

Tamara Young, Simone Grabowski-Faulkner and Phoebe Everingham

Section 6 – Critical Issues in Volunteering

Chapter 29: Ethics of volunteering in tourism: ethics of the heart

Konstantinos Tomazos

Chapter 30: Diversity and inclusion in sport volunteering

Ryan Storr

Chapter 31: Intercultural learning or just having fun? What volunteer tourism providers can learn from educational volunteering programmes to enhance intercultural competencies

Olga Junek and Celine Chang

Chapter 32: Service learning and volunteering: A case study of service learning in Chinese business events volunteering

Guoyang Chen & Hongxia Qi

Chapter 33: Volunteering and obligation: positive and negative

Robert A. Stebbins

Chapter 34: Glocal citizenship: lofty ideals in regional space

Faith Ong

Section 7 – New Directions in Volunteering Research

Chapter 35: Profiling research on volunteering in events, sport and tourism

Andrzej Lis and Mateusz Tomanek

Chapter 36: Trends in volunteering

Colin Rochester

Chapter 37: Informal volunteering

Lili Wang

Chapter 38: Methods for researching volunteers

Richard Shipway and Leonie Lockstone-Binney

Chapter 39: The future of volunteering and work

Tom Baum, Leonie Lockstone-Binney, Karen A. Smith, Richard Shipway and Kirsten Holmes

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Kirsten Holmes is a Professor at Curtin University, Australia, and is an international expert in volunteering in events, sport and tourism contexts. She has written extensively on volunteering within events, tourism and more generally. Kirsten’s research has been funded by the Australian and UK Governments; the Australian Research Council; and the International Olympic Committee. She is currently investigating the event legacies of the Olympic Games 1988-2000 for the International Olympic Committee. She is currently Chair of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) and a member of Volunteering Western Australia’s research committee. She also has expertise in developing sustainable events and festivals and is the lead author of the Routledge textbook Events and sustainability (2015).

Leonie Lockstone-Binney is an Associate Professor in and Research Director for the Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management at Griffith University, Australia. Leonie’s research relates to event and tourism volunteering having published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and received competitive research funding from the Australian Research Council and the International Olympic Committee. Leonie is Associate Editor of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management and has roles on the editorial boards of Event Management, the International Journal of Event and Festival Management and Frontiers in Sports and Active Living.

Karen A. Smith is Professor of Tourism Management in the Wellington School of Business and Government at Te Heranga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Karen’s research concerns volunteers and their management in the tourism and events sectors, and more broadly in non-profit organisations and employer-supported volunteering.  Karen is a past-Chair of Volunteering New Zealand and was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to education and volunteering.

Richard Shipway is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sport and Event Management at Bournemouth University, UK. His research interests focus on sport tourism, Olympic studies, the impacts and legacies of international sport events, crisis and disaster management for sport, volunteering at mega sports events, and sport ethnography. His previous work has explored a series of Olympic related research themes ranging from resident perception studies to Olympic tourism. Richard's other research interests are linked to the experiences of endurance athletes, most notably distance runners and cyclists. He is the Regional Editor (Europe) for the International Journal of Event and Festival Management (IJEFM) and Reviews and Commentaries Editor for the Journal of Sport and Tourism.  Since 2010 Richard has served on the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)'s high profile Peer Review College, refereeing grant proposals within social sciences.