Is volunteering for everyone?

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14 Februāris 2011
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Although the Eurobarometer surveys in 2006 and 2010 show relatively little change in the level of participation in volunteering, recent Eurofound research points to a general upward trend in many Member States.Read more
Although the Eurobarometer surveys in 2006 and 2010 show relatively little change in the level of participation in volunteering, recent Eurofound research points to a general upward trend in many Member States. The growth in volunteering of the last 10 years is partly attributed to public initiatives to promote volunteering, an increasing number of voluntary organisations (perhaps reflecting greater awareness of social and environmental problems) and growing needs for delivery of public welfare services. The upward trend may reflect an increasing involvement of older people and more positive public perceptions of volunteering, particularly in some of the new Member States.
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    Is volunteering for everyone?

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Although the Eurobarometer surveys in 2006 and 2010 show relatively little change in the level of participation in volunteering, recent Eurofound research points to a general upward trend in many Member States. The growth in volunteering of the last 10 years is partly attributed to public initiatives to promote volunteering, an increasing number of voluntary organisations (perhaps reflecting greater awareness of social and environmental problems) and growing needs for delivery of public welfare services. The upward trend may reflect an increasing involvement of older people and more positive public perceptions of volunteering, particularly in some of the new Member States.

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