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College Students' Motivation to Volunteer: An Examination of Research and Values.

Student Krystle L. Kitchen
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Department PORTfolio
Course PORT 124 : Service-Learning: 'Got Shelter?' Park Benches and Cardboard Boxes, Is That All There Is?


This research examines college student's motivations to volunteer. Using the Volunteer Functions Inventory (VFI), respondent's possible motives for volunteering are examined through six factors: beliefs about commitments to helping others, gaining insight into other people, making social contacts, gaining career training and skills, dealing with their own stress, increasing feelings of self-worth. Application of these data may suggest opportunities for increasing volunteerism rates among this population.

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