Volunteering and Society in the 21st Century, now in paperback and with a major new Foreword exploring the impact of the UK government's 'Big Society' agenda on volunteering, has been designed to meet this unprecedented interest. While the main focus is on volunteering in the UK, the book is informed by and, in turn, contributes to international perspectives on voluntary action. It provides an overview of the concepts and theories which explain the nature of volunteering; reviews the data on who volunteers and for what; examines key organizational issues for volunteer managers; and discusses the enduring challenges which volunteering continues to face in the 21st century ? the need to change its image; the push for an inclusive approach; the danger of formalization; and the threat to its independence.
- Political Science, Social Science
- Public Policy / Social Policy, Anthropology / Cultural, Philanthropy + Charity, Volunteer Work
- May 8, 2012
- May 15, 2012
- Colin Rochester, Angela Ellis Paine, Steven Howlett, Meta Zimmeck