Accession Number : ADA182323

Title :   Leadership of Volunteers, by Volunteers,

Corporate Author : SAN DIEGO STATE UNIV CA SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Personal Author(s) : Sharpley,Patricia A

PDF Url : ADA182323

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Many organizations, including hospitals and charities, depend extensively upon volunteers to get things accomplished. Civic organizations and clubs are staffed and run entirely by volunteers. The absence of incentives such as pay implies that something intrinsic motivates an individual to assume a time-consuming volunteer leadership position, often in addition to a full-time job. Altruism is often a motivation for hospital and charity volunteers, while participation in civic organizations can be an asset to an individual's career. Square dancing is a purely voluntary activity, with club leadership provided by the dancers themselves. Some people dance for decades and never hold a club position. Others start assuming leadership roles as soon as they graduate from the class and rise through the ranks to become club presidents. These volunteer leaders are the lifeblood of square dancing, and many more of them are needed if the clubs are to thrive.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *VOLUNTEERS, CIVIC ACTION, ORGANIZATIONS, HOSPITALS, CONSUMPTION, POSITION(LOCATION), TIME, JOBS, SUPERVISION, SALARIES, CAREERS, RECREATION, RESOURCES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE