The Values of Volunteering Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies)
Paul Dekker, Loek HalmanISBN: 0306478544;
The Values of Volunteering examines volunteering in detail from a civil society perspective, using empirical data garnered from various sources for countries all over the globe. The contributions in this title deal with abroad spectrum of questions, ranging from the diversity, social and cultural determinants and organizational settings of volunteering, to its possible individual, social, and political effects. The Values of Volunteering explains notonly the differences and similarities in volunteering between countries and the conditions that may be conducive to or hinder volunteering, it also discusses: -Why people volunteer; -How volunteers relate to each other and to the people they wantto help; -The ideals volunteers wish to promote; -The diversity of and developments in volunteering; -Future trends; -The relationships between volunteers and between volunteers and clients and organizations; -And more. This...
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