Part 1 - Introduction to Volunteering
The traditional view of volunteering implies the concept of “giving” where the emphasis is on the volunteers contributing resources in terms of time, energy, expertise and even money to benefit others. It requires a high level of commitment and dedication on the part of the volunteers to make it happen. It implies a one-way transaction where the volunteers give without expecting something in return.
There is some evidence to suggest that people will do something faithfully only when it serves a specific purpose and they will continue to do so as long as their beliefs and value systems correspond to the core values of the organisations they are serving. The general view is that volunteering only makes sense if the jobs or tasks allocated are indeed meaningful from the perspective of the volunteer’s personal growth and development.
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