Volunteering Through A Different Lens - CBAA Webinar April 2023

WEBINAR: Volunteering Through a Different Lens - 11 April 2023

Joshua Cole, 3rd April 2023
It is no secret that the impacts of COVID-19 are still being felt in the volunteering sector. But the impacts do not have to be detrimental to the success of our programs.  By taking the time to look at our programs through a different lens we can leverage the impacts in our favour and rebuild stronger and more sustainable.

In this 90-minute presentation, Clint Bertenshaw, Senior Manager - Sector Development and Engagement, from The Centre for Volunteering will provide you with insights and pragmatic approaches to Review, Revise and Rethink volunteering and your volunteer programs.


Presented by Clint Bertenshaw, Senior Manager - Sector Development and Engagement, The Centre for Volunteering Clint Bertenshaw from The Centre for Volunteering

Clint is an experienced operations manager, people leader and learning and development consultant who applies pragmatic approaches to tackling organisational problems. Clint also volunteers for youth community radio station Edge Radio in Hobart, where he is an on air host, training coordinator and committee member.

Throughout his career he has worked across the telecommunications, customer service, IT and Not for Profit industries, gaining a broad range of skills, in project and change management, negotiation and mediation, people managment and development.

Clint is an avid technology enthusiast with a deep interest in mobile technologies, internet and cloud solutions, radio broadcasting and podcasting.



Catch up on the webinar via CBAA Learning.


This webinar was held at 3:00PM (AEST) Tuesday, 11 April 2023

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Very few scholars of community radio in Britain have discussed funding in detail since the introduction of full-time community radio licences in the country (Lewis 1977, 2008, 2012; Lewis and Booth 1989). Some have pointed out the possible pitfalls in the British case of reliance on social objectives funding (Gordon 2009). Bearing in mind the historical development of community radio in the United Kingdom, this article, traces the contours of the origins and development of community radio under the New Labour government. It discusses how the change in the political landscape, with the landslide victory of the Labour Party in 1997, affected the social, cultural and media policies that followed. While, in the end, the sector got what it had campaigned for since the first lobbying efforts in 1977 (Lewis and Booth 1989), the current shape of the sector was much influenced by the political context after 1997 and the strategies adopted to get the legislation through in 2004.


The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) and Volunteering Australia have partnered to promote the integral role of volunteering in community broadcasting.


Participatory research design appears as an attractive option in the study of community media organisations. It puts the generation of the research question, the design of data collection methods, and the analysis of the results in the hands of the researched. This approach can demystify the research process and can be an empowering experience. But, as I found out with my doctoral research, the researcher needs to carefully assess an organisation’s capacity to undertake do-it-yourself research, because, when things go wrong, this approach can also reveal conflicts within an organisation, as well as give rise to tension resulting from the divergent needs of the researcher and those of the researched. This paper describes the troubles that arose during fieldwork conducted at a community radio station, how these unexpected events forced a reformulation of the research question, and how this eventually led to an improved theoretical insight.