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Volunteering and society in the 21st century

Author: Colin Rochester
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Rochester
ISBN: 9780230210585 0230210589 0230279430 9780230279438
OCLC Number: 460711467
Description: xiii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 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 coordination 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.
Responsibility: Colin Rocherster [and others].
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