By Robert A. Stebbins
Volunteering and its nonprofit businesses have often been analyzed in financial phrases, with volunteering being often called "unpaid (productive) work". This monetary definition has been round a ways longer than that of volunteering conceived of as relaxation, that's mentioned because the volitional definition. via a long literature evaluate, this publication units out the theoretical and empirical contributions of the intense relaxation viewpoint to realizing volunteer motivation. This moment strategy all started greater than forty years in the past. It solutions the main motivational query of why humans have interaction in unpaid effective paintings, arduous or now not. on the grounds that during this belief fee in money or in style isn't really an incentive to accomplish such paintings, what encourages humans to volunteer? the intense rest point of view, not like mainstream economics, can shed substantial gentle in this query.
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Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 0006. 0006 Leisure and the Motive to Volunteer Treating of volunteering as one principal type of serious leisure leads us to three aspects of the former that many specialists in voluntary action and citizen participation usually acknowledge but seldom examine. First, as observed previously, volunteers are inspired by two main motives, altruism and self-interest. Self-interest is a cardinal feature of all serious leisure which, when expressed in volunteering, enters into an intricate, but as yet poorly understood, relationship with altruism (Stebbins 1992:16).
Volunteering for people (and community) Bear in mind as we examine the multitude of studies reported in this section that the volunteers being considered have an intense interest in certain kinds of people who can benefit from their services. , coach, player in a card game, conversational companion). , cook at a children’s camp, lighting expert for an amateur theatre), if not both. This matter of interest is a particular expression of the wider principle of leisure taste: people go in for activities they like to do with people, objects, animals, and so on who are especially attractive (Stebbins 2014:36) A large number of articles, chapters, and books report data on volunteers serving one or more community interests.
In social entrepreneurship people use the principles of enterprise to foster social change, which they do by establishing and managing a venture. Some of them set up small, medium, or large non-profit groups designed to ameliorate a difficult situation threatening certain people, flora, or fauna or a certain aspect of the environment, if not a combination of these. Others are profit-seekers. They work to establish a money-making enterprise that also improves such a situation in one of these four areas.
Leisure and the Motive to Volunteer: Theories of Serious, Casual, and Project-Based Leisure by Robert A. Stebbins