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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage and support volunteers in a community recreation environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243615  Manage and support volunteers in a community recreation environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to: understand the definition and theory of volunteerism; identify, profile and orientate volunteers. Learners will be able to monitor and offer support to volunteers working within a community recreation context. The learner will have a good understanding of ways in which to maintain good relations to sustain a volunteer programme.

On completion of this unit standard the qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theory of volunteerism.
  • Profile, identify and orientate potential volunteers.
  • Monitor and support the volunteer.
  • Maintain good relations with the volunteer for sustainability. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in numeracy and literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the theory of volunteerism. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The terms volunteer and volunteerism are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The benefits of participating as a volunteer in a community recreation programme are discussed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Benefits to the: organization, and to the volunteer.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons for becoming a volunteer are illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of a volunteer within a community recreation context is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The criteria for the selection of a volunteer is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Profile, identify, and orientate potential volunteers in. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A profile of the volunteer against the set of criteria for the selection of volunteers is created and defined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential volunteers are selected in terms of the set criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Volunteers are screened and recommendations are forwarded to the supervisor/manager/officer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The personal details of all volunteers are captured on a database. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The selected volunteers are informed about the induction process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The volunteers are given an orientation of the organization. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Organization refers to the following: staff, communication channels, support networks, administration procedures, legal requirements, work environment, equipment, training, reward system.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Important documents such as indemnities, contract, organizational contact details, and training manual are prepared for volunteer. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor and support the volunteer during the facilitation of a programme within a community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The terms and conditions of the contract are explained to the volunteer to ensure compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Regular meetings are scheduled with the volunteer to ensure proper work conduct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Regular feedback is provided to the volunteer and to the supervisor/officer/manager. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Project reports are collected from the volunteers and submitted to the supervisor/officer/manager. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain good relations with the volunteer to ensure sustainability of the recreation activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The incentive package and reward system are clearly defined and clarified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The interest of the volunteers are maintained through a regular reward system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The volunteer is constantly supported and encouraged. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Education and training for the volunteer are constantly reviewed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
  • Concepts and benefits of Volunteerism.
  • The contractual obligations of the volunteer.
  • The need to support, motivate and encourage the volunteer.
  • Selection, profiling of volunteers.
  • Report writing.
  • Principles of feedback and problem solving. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Learners are able to work with others by monitoring, supporting, and maintaining good relations with volunteers.
  • Learners are able to orientate volunteers to work effectively within the organization. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect and submit regular reports to the supervisor. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to motivate volunteers and perform regular communication with the volunteer. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58163   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Recreation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  67509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Volunteer Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Gotsec Skills Training 
    2. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    3. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    4. Tembe Service Providers 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.