Older Volunteers: A Guide to Research and Practice

Older Volunteers: A Guide to Research and Practice

by Lucy Rose Fischer, Kay Bannister Schaffer
     
 

ISBN-10: 080395008X

ISBN-13: 9780803950085

Pub. Date: 02/25/1993

Publisher: SAGE Publications

What motivates people to do volunteer work? What are the most effective ways of maintaining the commitment of volunteers? What problems are confronted in working with volunteers - especially older volunteers - and what are the solutions to these problems? Answering these and a host of other questions, Older Volunteers offers a comprehensive review of current research…  See more details below

Overview

What motivates people to do volunteer work? What are the most effective ways of maintaining the commitment of volunteers? What problems are confronted in working with volunteers - especially older volunteers - and what are the solutions to these problems? Answering these and a host of other questions, Older Volunteers offers a comprehensive review of current research and case study material to provide a synthesis of "best practices" for those who plan, implement, and participate in volunteer programs. The authors examine the range of volunteer roles and organizations, the multiple motivations for volunteering, techniques of recruiting and keeping volunteers, and managerial issues. They also examine and discuss research on minority elderly and address such formidable issues as bias from paid staff and the potential for exploitation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803950085
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/25/1993
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About This Book
Pt. IBackground
1Making Miracles3
2Who Volunteers?13
3Politics to Bake Sales: Types of Volunteering28
4Why Volunteer?42
Pt. IIWorking With Older Volunteers
5Recruiting Older Volunteers65
6Keeping Volunteers92
7Older Volunteers as Workers120
Pt. IIISpecial Topics
8Ethics and Other Thorny Issues141
9Minority Elders as Volunteers164
10The Benefits to Older Volunteers184
Pt. IVConclusions and Implications
11Thinking Strategically About Older Volunteers195
Appendix A The Older Volunteers Project218
Appendix B Sources of Information on Volunteerism222
Notes229
References231
Index245
About the Authors251

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