ERIC Number: EJ600733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Older Adults and Volunteering: A Symbiotic Association.
Battaglia, Anne Marie; Metzer, Jacques
Australian Journal on Volunteering, v5 n1 p5-12 Feb 2000
A survey of 157 older adult volunteers suggests that volunteering provides substantial benefits such as maintaining a sense of identity and self-esteem, meeting the need to belong to a group, and affording opportunities to undertake new learning challenges. Volunteer organizations should attempt to meet these needs as a way to retain volunteers. (JOW)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Older Adults, Social Change, Volunteers
Volunteering SA, Inc., 220 Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia