Benefits Of Volunteer And Incentives

959 Words Apr 22nd, 2015 4 Pages
Nowadays, there are large number of people has been getting involved in voluntary activities on a regular basis; trends show that volunteering has become increasingly popular over the past few decades, (Anheier and Salamon, 1999). Volunteering can be seen as a combination of unpaid work, activism and serious leisure. The definition of voluntary ethos includes three principles. First, volunteering should not be primarily involved financial gain for individual. Furthermore, the activity should be undertaken voluntarily, according to an individual’s own free-will. And last, it should be benefit to other individuals, society at large, and also brings positive influence to volunteer itself (NCVO, 2015). Within the conceptual framework of voluntary understanding, it is essential to recognize the motivation of involving voluntary action and also necessary to find whether the incentives are important to volunteering activity. This essay will firstly give the definition of motivation of volunteer and incentives, and then argue that financial incentive or other incentives might have an impact on voluntary ethos, but there is no necessary negative influence.

People volunteer for a wide variety of reasons. They often join a volunteering organization because it meets their needs. Those needs may be for career, for friendship, for belonging or other spiritual needs. Rochester (2010) concludes different types of volunteer’s motivation. Through volunteering activity, from external…
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