Giving A Hand – Volunteers

Posted: 29 December 2011 in Understanding Others
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In UK, the rhetoric of The Big Society has gone stale. The charity sector was quite wary of it even when it was fresh. Now it has become jaundiced of it all. Nevertheless, volunteers remain the muscle of most charitable activity. Within an English based charity, the motives for seeking volunteers are a mix of opportunism and vision. But so are the motives for offering to become a volunteer. But go to a developing nation, and the mix becomes stronger, the contrasts greater.

An article written a while back has now been put on the blog as a page in the Management section. It lays out some of the issues. As a caution to the confident, and a help to the anxious.

 

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