ERIC Number: ED322051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Benevole, Ehrenamtliche, Companero, Partner: Describing "Volunteer" in Different Cultures. A Roundtable Discussion with the AFS Volunteer Resources Study Research Team (the "Compameros").
AFS International/Intercultural Programs, Inc., New York, NY. Center for the Study of Intercultural Learning.
Part of a larger study of volunteerism, a consulting team of nine individuals worked in eight countries studying the words used to describe people who "volunteer." Consultants participating in the discussion represented Australia, Ecuador, the United States, Jamaica, Canada, Germany, Japan, and Spain. The goal of the overall study was to understand better the culture of volunteerism, to understand the motivations of volunteers, and to learn how to attract and retain volunteers to support volunteer programs. Edited exerpts from the taped discussion of the consultants (who came to call themselves the companeros) are reproduced. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: AFS International/Intercultural Programs, Inc., New York, NY. Center for the Study of Intercultural Learning.
Note: For related documents, see SO 030 078-084.