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Volunteerism rates and retention

The paper is on Volunteerism rates and has discussed on What motivates volunteers to participate in a volunteer driven, non-profit organization.

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Introduction 2
Literature review 5
Research methodology 6
Process 8
Participants 8
Data analysis 8
Discussion 9
Retiring 10
Bibliography 11

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Volunteerism rates and retention Psychosocial and personality theorists propose that the understanding an individual’s social behavior is enhanced by examining the interplay that exists between personal traits and motives. The current knowledge about volunteerism is focused on a number of aspects that include defining volunteerism, volunteer motivations, the costs and benefits, retention and satisfaction, and the effectiveness of volunteers (Bargal and Haski- Leventhal 2008). These elements change significantly during the volunteering period .An individual can start volunteering because of given reasons and continue to do so for different ones. Therefore volunteering motives cannot be restricted to personality traits alone, but also include the stages of volunteering process. To understand these motives, an ethnographic survey was carried out among the Israeli volunteers with an organization dealing with the social welfare of the vulnerable ...

... results into the established volunteering phase. The volunteers who do not through the renewal stage are likely to experience fatigue; burnout and get detached consequently leaving the organization. The findings of these survey showed that ELEM volunteers experienced similar process during the organizational training. The volunteers went through several phases that included deep changes and shifts in their activity, attitudes, the perceptions, relationship with others and emotions. The analysis of the interviews and observations made show that transition is not showed simply by time, but it is associated with dominant occurrences, rituals, emotions, and intrinsic changes that motivate one to volunteer. The study further emphasizes the significant role of other players that include the organization, peer group and the recipients’ role in the socialization process (Bargal and Haski-Leventhal 2008).
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Humanistic Studies
Personality Psychology


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