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Female volunteers and youth work: education, emancipation or society?

Golding, Tyrrell (2014). Female volunteers and youth work: education, emancipation or society? In: Fourth Youth and Policy Thinking Seriously Conference: Thinking Afresh: Feminism and Youth Work, 10-11 June 2014, Leeds, UK.

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This paper begins to explore the motivations and experiences of people who volunteer. It seeks to examine the literature currently available regarding volunteering and explore its application to work with young people. Drawing upon desk-based research this paper will introduce current theories and perspectives on the value of volunteering, particularly in women’s lives. It seeks to delve beneath the usual altruistic and selfless responses, invoked by responding to the vulnerability or needs of young people, to explore the value of volunteering to the adult female volunteer (Wilson & Musick, 1999). This is set against the backdrop of current social policy, such as The Big Society Agenda and the Localism Act (2011). Areas for further research in this subject are also identified.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 The Author
Keywords: social capital; social mobility; volunteering; women; youth work
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Item ID: 43142
Depositing User: Tyrrell Golding
Date Deposited: 27 May 2015 13:15
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2016 13:39
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