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Rachel Muers and Thomas Britt

complexities of motivation for religious volunteers and volunteers within faith-designated organizations. 6 Our starting assumption for this article is that such qualitative research on volunteer motivation, whatever its significance for policy-making or sociological analyses of volunteering, is also relevant

Rachel Muers and Thomas Britt

work. Using fijindings from a small-scale study of volunteers in a Christian social action organization in the UK, we argue that a narrative- and community-focused theological ethics can offfer an important corrective to oversimplifijied accounts of volunteer motivation, but that it needs to give a


In 2005 a nationwide monitoring scheme for butterflies (and diurnal moths) was launched in Germany. Coordinated by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research—UFZ, it started as an integral part of the public relations campaign "Abenteuer Schmetterling" (Adventure Butterfly) with German public television and an environmental NGO as partners. The core objectives of the monitoring scheme are (a) to provide a central element for the analysis of biodiversity and (b) to investigate and develop the role of butterflies as indicators for the state of biodiversity. Both are aims at a regional, national, and European scale. After three years of monitoring (2005-2007), first results and experiences are presented. We show that the use of multiple media (TV, internet, community-level activities) yielded high responsiveness from the public and high recruitment of volunteers. We further show that the quality of data is likely to qualify for scientific analyses of abundances and phenology and therefore possibly for the recognition of long-term trends. Main lessons learned for the successful establishment of a volunteer-based monitoring scheme are that (a) an institution that hosts such a project should be able to provide long-term basic financial and personnel resources; (b) the media can play a vital role in activating a minimum number of volunteers required to start a monitoring project; and (c) the motivation of recorders is the key for success. Therefore permanent coordination, support, motivation activities, continuous contacts with the volunteers, and continuous recruitment of new recorders are all essential to ensure regular data entry and the overall success of such a project.

Geoff Nichols

-time employees, with 42% having dependent children and 43% being in the 36–55 age group. The sample in the European survey probably over-represented more committed volunteers. Knowing who volunteers provides a backdrop for understanding volunteer motivations. An extensive recent review of research literature on

Management of Volunteers in Russia

Explaining the Youth Motivation


Tamara Nezhina, Kseniya Petukhova, Natalia Chechetkina and Ilziya Mindarova

third sector, induced the growth of the number of volunteers. The effective recruitment and motivation of volunteers is very important for the success of the third sector. Therefore, in this chapter we seek to explain young volunteersmotivation and their willingness to work without pay for npo s in

J.A. Van Der Ven and G.T. Van Gerwen

's cognitions, affections and voli- tions and their intrapersonal and interpersonal communication (cf. Scheer 1985). The second question relates to volunteer's motivation. As said earlier, we distinguished between the value and expectation component and between their religious and non-religious character. Table

Megachurches and Social Engagement

Public Theology in Practice


Mark J. Cartledge, Sarah Dunlop, Heather Buckingham and Sophie Bremner

This book is the first detailed academic study of megachurches in the UK. In particular, it explores the nature and significance of social engagement by megachurches in the context of London. The research contains empirical case studies of two Anglican and three African diaspora Pentecostal churches. As well as exploring the range of social engagement activities provided by these churches, the study offers explanations in term of theological motivations and the influence of globalisation. Subsequently, the book outlines the importance of the findings for the relationship between church and society in the contemporary context, addressing the implications for social policy and practice. The book advances discussions in public theology, megachurch studies, Pentecostal and Charismatic studies and ecclesiology.

Unn Målfrid Rolandsen

medium-sized city like Quanzhou. %is calls for a closer scrutiny of the motivations of those young people who nevertheless choose to engage in volunteering. VolunteersMotivations and Volunteering as Capital Among social scientists in both in China and North America, self-interest and self

What Do We Choose

Freedom to Associate or Freedom to Remain Apart? Lithuania


Rūta Žiliukaitė

ngo volunteersmotivations had become similar to citizens of European countries with established democratic traditions. It is precisely such differences in the comparative significance of moral duty-related motives that separated Central and Eastern European countries, at the beginning of their

Xavier Aurey

examining healthy volunteer motivations’, 32(3) Contemporary Clinical Trials (2011) 342–352; Jeremy Snyder, ‘Exploitations and their complications: The necessity of identifying the multiple forms of exploitation in pharmaceutical trials’, 26(5) Bioethics (2012) 251–258. 105 Ibid. 106