大学におけるボランティアセンターのあり方〜先駆的大学調査と本学ボランティア支援の課題から〜大学におけるボランティアセンターのあり方〜先駆的大学調査と本学ボランティア支援の課題から〜AA11337282 The Roles of Volunteer Centers in Universities : as Viewed from Survey Results of Pioneer Universities and the Problems of University Voluntary Support
Since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in January 1995, universities nationwide have set up volunteer centers. However, unlike regular local volunteer centers, the pedagogical purpose and system at universities vary, such that, as at other universities, St. Andrew's University (Momoyama Gakuin University) also developed its center through a trial-and-error process. We surveyed volunteer centers at eight universities that operate energetically and act as model volunteer centers in order to find their key success factors. The greatest success factor we found was specialist personnel called volunteer coordinators, who are in charge at many volunteer centers that have succeeded in communicating information vigorously and collaborating with their community. At St. Andrew's University, instead of specialists such as volunteer coordinators, full-time faculty members work to operate volunteer support activities that are unique to the university, along with support for disabled students. The utilization of volunteer coordinators and involvement by faculty members in support management are significant in meeting community needs and fostering citizens of the world, which are the goals of this university.