Volunteering and Society in the 21st Century

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-12-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Expectations about the contribution that volunteering can make are at a new high. This book aims to meet this interest by bringing together in one volume what is known about the phenomenon of volunteering; the principles and practice of involving volunteers; and the enduring challenges for volunteering in todays world.

Author Biography

COLIN ROCHESTER founded the Centre for the Study of Voluntary and Community Activity at Roehamptom University. ANGELA ELLIS PAINE is Director of the Institute for Volunteering Research, UK. STEVEN HOWLETT is Director of the Centre for the Study at Voluntary and Community Activity at Roehampton University, UK. MICHAEL LOCKE is Director of Public Affairs at Volunteering England.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. ix
List of Figuresp. x
Abbreviationsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Notes on Contributorsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Making Sense of Volunteering: Perspectives, principles and definitionsp. 9
Capturing the Diversity of Voluntary Actionp. 24
Profiling Voluntary Action: Who does what?p. 38
UK Volunteering in International Perspectivep. 53
A Changing Societyp. 69
Government and Volunteering: Towards a history of policy and practicep. 84
The Changing Face of Volunteering: Current and future trendsp. 103
Motivation and Recruitment: Why and how do volunteers come?p. 119
Rewards and Retention: Why do volunteers stay?p. 133
Issues of Coordination and Management: How can the activities of volunteers be best organised?p. 147
Measuring the Impact of Volunteeringp. 161
Changing the Image of Volunteeringp. 176
Making Volunteering Inclusivep. 190
Maintaining the Independence of Voluntary Actionp. 206
Defending the Spirit of Volunteering from Formalisationp. 220
Voluntary Action in the 21st Centuryp. 233
Referencesp. 248
Indexp. 267
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