Title

The impact of various personal and social characteristics on volunteering.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Volunteering Australia, Inc

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

International, Cultural and Community Studies, Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

85

Comments

Originally published as Hughes, P., & Black, A. (2002). The Impact of Various Personal and Social Characteristics on Volunteering. Australian Journal on Volunteering, 7(2), 59-69. Original article available herev

Abstract

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)

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