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The following articles on this topic were published in our journal, e-Volunteerism. Previews are free; full articles are available to paid subscribers. You may also have 48-hour access to the journal and its full archive for US$10.00.
Join In (UK)'s innovative research into "the hidden value of sport volunteers, going beyond cost to measure the true value they create – through participation, wellbeing, trust and community." The report has been published on Issu.com.
Join In is "a registered charity that helps UK grassroots sports clubs attract more supporters and volunteers from their local communities by matching people to fun, interesting and rewarding volunteering opportunities at clubs in their area." The Join In blog introduces many items about volunteering.
"America's Natural and Cultural Resources Volunteer Portal" to connect people to public sector volunteer positions in U.S. Federal government agencies concerned with parks, recreation, and the environment.
Wisconsin 4-H Volunteer Development and Management
A site about research on volunteering as a major form of leisure activity, the dissemination of the knowledge generated by such research, and the development of an expanding role of volunteerism as leisure and in leisure programs and services. Site also explains: An important assumption in this mandate, which springs from the leisure perspective, is that volunteering, among things, is primarily a creative, society-building activity. However, it loses this quality when it becomes merely a money-saving strategy imposed upon an altruistic citizenry by either the public or the private sector.