The impact of various personal and social characteristics on volunteering.
Volunteering Australia, Inc
Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
International, Cultural and Community Studies, Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications
Analysis of Australian Community Survey data (n=6,242) identified three categories of volunteer involvement: assisting those who need help, serving the wider community, and being involved in volunteer groups. Volunteers in each category had different characteristics. Key influences were having resources to contribute, existence of recruitment networks, and motivation. Religious involvement was especially associated with assisting those in need. (SK)