reaffirmation or development of a sense of marginalization
The volunteers all developed strong connections to organizations that existed on the periphery rather than in the mainstream. As they did, each took on the organization’s battles and either reaffirmed or developed a sense of being marginalized. In sum, volunteer work helped to plug the youth into the periphery.
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