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Privilegierad med tid och resurser

Tsekanov, Gabriel and Kubja, Ottilia LU (2016) SOPA63 20152
School of Social Work
Abstract
The Victim Support organization is a Swedish non-profit organization that provides support to victims of crime. The organization relies on its volunteers sinse they are the ones who perform the majority of the work in the various offices. For the organizations work to continue as it does today a requirement is that the number of volunteers is reasonably stable. As the number of organizations in need of volunteers increases without the group of volunteers growing at the same rate, it becomes increasingly important for the individual organizations to know what motivates people to get involved as volunteers. For the Victim Support organization to retain the amount of volunteers they currently have, knowing what motivates volunteering, what... (More)
The Victim Support organization is a Swedish non-profit organization that provides support to victims of crime. The organization relies on its volunteers sinse they are the ones who perform the majority of the work in the various offices. For the organizations work to continue as it does today a requirement is that the number of volunteers is reasonably stable. As the number of organizations in need of volunteers increases without the group of volunteers growing at the same rate, it becomes increasingly important for the individual organizations to know what motivates people to get involved as volunteers. For the Victim Support organization to retain the amount of volunteers they currently have, knowing what motivates volunteering, what keeps volunteers in the organization and why volunteers choose to move on is vital. Our results show that interest in the organization, the need for a meaningful activity and personal development is the basic motives to why the volunteers in our study decided to volunteer. During the time of the volunteer work the social community aspect and the positive energy is what keeps the volunteers within the organization. The biggest reason why volunteers choose to move on is the lack of time. Otherwise, difficulties with the assignements, and simply loosing interest in the work are two other factors. (Less)
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author
Tsekanov, Gabriel and Kubja, Ottilia LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Motiv och drivkrafter hos ideellt engagerade stödjare inom Brottsofferjouren
course
SOPA63 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Volunteer, motivation, victim support, crime victim, non-profit organization
language
Swedish
id
8881450
date added to LUP
2016-07-05 10:35:27
date last changed
2016-07-05 10:35:27
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  abstract     = {The Victim Support organization is a Swedish non-profit organization that provides support to victims of crime. The organization relies on its volunteers sinse they are the ones who perform the majority of the work in the various offices. For the organizations work to continue as it does today a requirement is that the number of volunteers is reasonably stable. As the number of organizations in need of volunteers increases without the group of volunteers growing at the same rate, it becomes increasingly important for the individual organizations to know what motivates people to get involved as volunteers. For the Victim Support organization to retain the amount of volunteers they currently have, knowing what motivates volunteering, what keeps volunteers in the organization and why volunteers choose to move on is vital. Our results show that interest in the organization, the need for a meaningful activity and personal development is the basic motives to why the volunteers in our study decided to volunteer. During the time of the volunteer work the social community aspect and the positive energy is what keeps the volunteers within the organization. The biggest reason why volunteers choose to move on is the lack of time. Otherwise, difficulties with the assignements, and simply loosing interest in the work are two other factors.},
  author       = {Tsekanov, Gabriel and Kubja, Ottilia},
  keyword      = {Volunteer,motivation,victim support,crime victim,non-profit organization},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Privilegierad med tid och resurser},
  year         = {2016},
}