feeling disengaged and disconnected from the community
A significant number of youth described initial volunteer experiences that left them feeling disengaged and disconnected from any sort of community. Some youth quit volunteering at this point, while others persevered and began volunteering in other organizations which offered them a sense of community.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
The youth interviewed had volunteered at nursing homes, Habitat for Humanity† worksites, peer counseling hotlines, after-school programs and camps, a science museum, the Red Cross, search and rescue groups, community radio and arts programs, hospitals, urban renewal programs, tutoring programs, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth groups, a pro-life agency, and a city youth council.
15 - 23 years
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
semi-structured, in-depth interviews with 47 US youth volunteers and supplemental observations of 12 volunteers during their volunteer shifts
47 young people