Title

The impact of compulsory community participation on the not for profit sector in Western Australia

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Volunteering Australia Inc.

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Psychology and Social Science

RAS ID

1704

Comments

This article was originally published as: Cockram, J. (2003). The Impact of Compulsory Community Participation on the Not for Profit Sector in Western Australia. Australian Journal on Volunteering, 8(1), 5-14. Original available here

Abstract

Volunteer administrators (n=32) participating in Australia's Voluntary Work Initiative, designed to assist welfare recipients who were required to perform volunteer work, were interviewed. Although volunteering helped overcome isolation and develop job skills, low levels of commitment and short stays (especially among younger participants) and potential exploitation were concerns.

 
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