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ERIC Number: ED503233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Rewards of Giving: An In-Depth Study of Older Adults' Volunteer Experiences in Urban Elementary Schools
Raley, Becca
Public/Private Ventures
"Rewards of Giving" is based on interviews with 43 volunteers in Experience Corps, a national service program that recruits, trains and places teams of older adults in underserved urban elementary schools as tutors and mentors. The study offers a rich understanding of what motivates Americans over 55 to volunteer, the challenges and rewards they experience through civic engagement and key program supports that contribute to meaningful service work. "Rewards of Giving" provides important insights to practitioners and funders about creating and investing in high-quality, high-yield program models that effectively attract and retain older adult volunteers. (Contains 32 endnotes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A