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Volunteers : a social profile

Author: Marc A Musick; John Wilson
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
Series: Philanthropic and nonprofit studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed portrait of the volunteer in contemporary society.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Musick, Marc A.
Volunteers.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007005798
(OCoLC)85018221
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc A Musick; John Wilson
ISBN: 9780253116864 0253116864 1282078321 9781282078321 9786612078323 6612078324
OCLC Number: 213289893
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 663 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
Series Title: Philanthropic and nonprofit studies.
Responsibility: Marc A. Musick and John Wilson.
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Who tends to volunteer and why? What causes attract certain types of volunteers? What motivates people to volunteer? Making use of survey information to offer a detailed portrait of the volunteer in  Read more...

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Volunteers . . . is a must read for anyone doing formal research on volunteers or voluntary organizations. It is a comprehensive overview of volunteers that is unmatched. It will be a helpful Read more...

 
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