Volunteers: a social profile

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Who tends to volunteer and why? What causes attract certain types of volunteers? What motivates people to volunteer? How can volunteers be persuaded to continue their service? Making use of a broad range of survey information to offer a detailed portrait of the volunteer in America, Volunteers provides an important resource for everyone who works with volunteers or is interested in their role in contemporary society.

Mark A. Musick and John Wilson address issues of volunteer motivation by focusing on individuals' subjective states, their available resources, and the influence of gender and race. In a section on social context, they reveal how volunteer work is influenced by family relationships and obligations through the impact of schools, churches, and communities. They consider cross-national differences in volunteering and historical trends, and close with consideration of the research on the organization of volunteer work and the consequences of volunteering for the volunteer.

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table_of_contents The importance of studying volunteering -- What is volunteering? -- Personality -- Motives -- Values, norms, and attitudes -- Socio-economic resources -- Time and health -- Gender -- Race -- The life course: the early stages -- The life course: the later stages -- Social resources -- Volunteer recruitment -- Schools and congregations -- Community, neighborhood, city, and region -- Cross-national differences -- Trends in volunteering -- Volunteer tasks -- The volunteer role -- Citizenship and prosocial behavior -- Occupation, income, and health -- Conclusion.
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