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Older Volunteers
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Older Volunteers
A Guide to Research and Practice



May 1993 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.
 
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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ISBN: 9780803950085
£87.00