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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe volunteer operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255916  Describe volunteer operations 
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 
This unit standard is intended for individuals involved in or contemplating involvement in a voluntary capacity in a community, organisation or workplace and who is required to clarify the concept of volunteerism and to understand the contribution, the responsibilities and the advantages of volunteerism as it applies to the South African environment.

Individuals found competent against this unit standard will be responsible for applying the principles of volunteering within a selected area of operation and will in particular be capable of:
  • Investigating and clarifying the concept of volunteerism.
  • Clarifying expectations relating to volunteerism.
  • Determining opportunities for involvement in volunteerism. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner attempting this unit standard has completed the following area of learning:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Investigate and clarify the concept of volunteerism. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of volunteerism are investigated and clarified as they apply to the South African environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The potential contribution of volunteerism from an economic and social perspective is investigated within the context of participative involvement and nation building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need, advantages and motives for volunteerism are investigated and clarified from a general and personal perspective. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Clarify expectations relating to volunteerism. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The roles and functions of volunteers is clarified as they apply to volunteering in general. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Organisational expectations are clarified relating to the use of volunteers. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Commitment expectations, time, accountability, contribution within the context of skills and competency levels, accountability, acting as an ambassador of the organisation or institution, ethical conduct.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Individual expectations are clarified with regard to volunteering. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Role and function, opportunities, rights of the volunteer, organisational ethics, training and orientation, contractual agreements.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine opportunities for involvement in volunteerism. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The sectors where opportunities for volunteerism exist are determined as to assess opportunities for the individual. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal interest, competencies or need for practical experience.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The specific areas of contribution of volunteers are determined for a selected environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specific opportunities for involvement in voluntary capacity are investigated and application requirements and criteria identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Orientation, training and induction requirements are investigated and determined as it applies to the selected area of participation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing an individual against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements. Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Principles of volunteerism.
  • Contribution of volunteerism from an economic and social perspective.
  • Application for voluntary involvement.
  • Organisations involved in volunteerism in South Africa. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation is supported throughout the process of familiarising the individual with volunteerism.

    Refer to Specific Outcome 3, 4, and their Assessment Criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The assessment of potential involvement opportunities in voluntary capacity requires the collection, analysis, organising and critical evaluation of information.

    Refer to Specific Outcome 3 and its Assessment Criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The successful understanding of volunteerism from a South African perspective requires understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems as various role-players impact on the process.

    Refer to Specific Outcome 1, 2, and their Assessment Criteria. 

    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  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  66749   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



    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.