The value of volunteering

Liz Richardson

in DIY Community Action

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420855
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302124 | DOI:
The value of volunteering

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This chapter talks about the triggers that generate citizen involvement and community self-help activity. It considers why some people go out of their way to take local action, and tries to determine what motivates community volunteers. The chapter examines their altruistic concerns, and decides if it is fair to expect those with the least advantages to do the most to compensate for others' failures.

Keywords: triggers; citizen involvement; local action; motivation; community volunteers; altruistic concerns; compensation; failures

Chapter.  14019 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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