Older Volunteers: A Guide to Research and Practice / Edition 1

Older Volunteers: A Guide to Research and Practice / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0803950098
ISBN-13:
9780803950092
Pub. Date:
02/25/1993
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
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Older Volunteers: A Guide to Research and Practice / Edition 1

This review of research on recruiting, retaining and working with older volunteers provides a synthesis of 'best practices' based on case studies of exemplary volunteer programmes. The authors examine the range of volunteer roles and organizations, the motivation behind volunteering, techniques of recruiting and keeping older volunteers, as well as managerial issues such as developing training programmes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803950092
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/25/1993
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: BACKGROUND
Making Miracles
Who Volunteers?
Politics to Bake Sales
Types of Volunteering
Why Volunteer?
PART TWO: WORKING WITH OLDER VOLUNTEERS
Recruiting Older Volunteers
Keeping Volunteers
Older Volunteers as Workers
PART THREE: SPECIAL TOPICS
Ethics and Other Thorny Issues
Minority Elders as Volunteers e Benefits to
Older Volunteers
PART FOUR: CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
Thinking Strategically About Older Volunteers

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