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Volunteering and society in the 21st century

Author: Colin Rochester
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Rochester
ISBN: 9780230367722 0230367720
OCLC Number: 768071574
Notes: "First published in hardback 2010"--Title page verso.
Includes updated foreword to the paperback.
Description: xviii, 274 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction Making Sense of Volunteering: Perspectives, Principles and Definitions Capturing the Diversity of Voluntary Action Profiling Voluntary Action: Who Does What? UK Volunteering in International Perspective A Changing Society Government and Volunteering; Towards a History of Policy and Practice The Changing Face of Volunteering - Current and Future Trends Motivation and Recruitment: Why and How do Volunteers Come? Rewards and Retention: Why do Volunteers Stay? Issues of Co-ordination and Management: How Can the Activities of Volunteers be Best Organised? Measuring the Impact of Volunteering Changing the Image of Volunteering Making Volunteering Inclusive Maintaining the Independence of Voluntary Action Defending the Spirit of Volunteering from Formalisation Voluntary Action in the 21st Century References
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