The psychology of volunteerism has been informed by theoretical, empirical, and practical exploration. This article examines basic and applied scientific research on the antecedents, experiences, and consequences stages of the volunteer process. These stages of volunteerism are considered for individual volunteers, the recipients of volunteer services, the organizations through which volunteers serve, and the wider community in which volunteerism takes place. Theoretical and practical implications of volunteerism are also discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Mar 26 2015|