By Colin Rochester, Angela Ellis Paine, Steven Howlett
Expectancies concerning the contribution that volunteering could make are at a brand new excessive. This booklet goals to satisfy this curiosity via bringing jointly in a single quantity what's recognized concerning the phenomenon of volunteering; the rules and perform of related to volunteers; and the iconic demanding situations for volunteering in todays international.
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Volunteering is a two-way process: On one level, this is a recognition of the view that volunteering is not a ‘gift’ to a less fortunate person but an exchange from which the volunteer also derives a benefit. This ‘may include the satisfaction of responding to needs, the acquisition of new skills and experience, making social contact, and personal enjoyment’ (p. 7). But Kearney also highlights the growing trend towards framing volunteering in reciprocal arrangements like local exchange trading schemes (LETS) and TimeBanks.
Payment’ of volunteers also raises legal issues with regards to minimum wage legislation. Suggestions that volunteering by students in higher education should be rewarded by the remission of tuition fees or the award of course 22 Volunteering and Society in the 21st Century credits (Ellis, 2003b) have also failed to gain support. , 2003). Cui bono (to whose benefit)? Finally, we need to explore the extent to which volunteering can be seen as benefiting other people or the environment as well as the volunteer and her or his family.
An increase in the numbers taking part in informal volunteering was the main element in the Home Office’s achievement (in 2003) of its Public Service Agreement (PSA) target of increasing the numbers involved at least once a month in any of the three activities by 5 per cent by 2006 (Home Office, 2004). (Whether this claim is justified is, of course, a different matter; it all depends on which figures are chosen. ) It has also been suggested that informal rather than formal volunteering offers a more useful approach to increasing participation in voluntary action by people at risk of social exclusion (Williams, 2003a,b).