creating professional opportunities through volunteering
As their volunteer careers continued, some youth had opportunities to take on administrative responsibilities in community organizations. By doing so, volunteers learned a great deal about the structure of social services and the networks of community organizations.
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