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National Service and Volunteerism - Achieving Impact in Our Communities (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,528
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National Service and Volunteerism - Achieving Impact in Our Communities (Hardcover): Thomas A. Bryer

National Service and Volunteerism - Achieving Impact in Our Communities (Hardcover)

Thomas A. Bryer

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National service and volunteerism enjoy a rich history in the United States and an emergent future in other parts of the world. However, there remains relatively scant evidence of overall impact of national service programs and volunteer effectiveness. This condition continues to threaten national service and volunteer programs with the risk of defunding and/or the risk of not investing sufficiently from the start. This book brings together a selection of diverse chapters written by a combination of academicians, students, and practitioners from three countries and across multiple states in the United States. Each chapter approaches its topic uniquely but links with all others in identifying the impacts of service and volunteerism for volunteers, for beneficiaries of service, for the institution of volunteering, and/or for whole communities. The book is divided in five sections: (1) developing volunteer initiatives to achieve impact, (2) impact for and by youth volunteers, (3) impact in social or policy areas, specifically economy and financial success, education, and emergency response, (4) international perspectives with focus on Chile, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, and the post-communist states of Lithuania and Romania, and (5) conclusion with summary and suggestions for future research and practice.

General

Imprint: Lexington Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2014
Editors: Thomas A. Bryer
Dimensions: 237 x 161 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 292
ISBN-13: 978-0-7391-9693-9
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social work
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Public administration
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Central government
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social work > Charities & voluntary services
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Central government > Central government policies
LSN: 0-7391-9693-6
Barcode: 9780739196939

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