ERIC Number: ED032476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
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Volunteer Group Leaders in the YMCA.
Hardy, James M.
A national survey was conducted as part of a project on Developing and Utilizing New Techniques for Recruiting and Training Volunteers in the 70's. A presented questionnaire was mailed to 4132 professional directors in the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) and 1219 were returned. Of the respondents, 52% had been professional directors for 10 or more years; 17%, for less than three. They worked mainly in rural areas or small cities (26%) or in inner cities (26%). Volunteer leaders in the YMCA were 69% male and 31% female; as a group they were relatively well educated, with 65% having attended college. On the average, 63% had served for less than one year, with inner city communities having the highest proportion of those who had served over three years and rural communities or small cities having the lowest proportion. Data indicated a positive correlation between training time and length of tenure. On the variables sex, education, occupation, tenure, and training time, there were important, but not statistically significant, variations between types of communities. (nl)
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Authoring Institution: National Board of Young Men's Christian Associations, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Young Mens Christian Association