Older Volunteers: A Guide to Research and Practice

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803950085
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/25/1993
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About This Book
Pt. I Background
1 Making Miracles 3
2 Who Volunteers? 13
3 Politics to Bake Sales: Types of Volunteering 28
4 Why Volunteer? 42
Pt. II Working With Older Volunteers
5 Recruiting Older Volunteers 65
6 Keeping Volunteers 92
7 Older Volunteers as Workers 120
Pt. III Special Topics
8 Ethics and Other Thorny Issues 141
9 Minority Elders as Volunteers 164
10 The Benefits to Older Volunteers 184
Pt. IV Conclusions and Implications
11 Thinking Strategically About Older Volunteers 195
Appendix A The Older Volunteers Project 218
Appendix B Sources of Information on Volunteerism 222
Notes 229
References 231
Index 245
About the Authors 251
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