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Cities of Service: A Grounded Theory Exploration of Volunteer Service

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2013
Abstract/Description:
This research explores how volunteer service can be both included and impactful in strategies to address local challenges. Prior research would suggest that volunteer service has largely been overlooked when it comes to governmental efforts to solve society's biggest problems, particularly at the local level. Ignoring the potential for volunteer service in problem-solving approaches may hinder the development of effective problem-solving strategies. This research describes the ways cities drive demand for volunteer service. In particular, volunteer service demand can be explained through certain motivational bases(-)economic, aspirational, and need-based(-)together with various feasibility considerations. A grounded theory model for volunteer service demand from the perspective of the city and a generalized logic model for service as a strategy to address local challenges are presented.
Title: Cities of Service: A Grounded Theory Exploration of Volunteer Service.
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Name(s): Hill, Brandy, Author
Martin, Lawrence, Committee Chair
Bryer, Thomas, Committee CoChair
Kapucu, Naim, Committee Member
Wan, Thomas, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This research explores how volunteer service can be both included and impactful in strategies to address local challenges. Prior research would suggest that volunteer service has largely been overlooked when it comes to governmental efforts to solve society's biggest problems, particularly at the local level. Ignoring the potential for volunteer service in problem-solving approaches may hinder the development of effective problem-solving strategies. This research describes the ways cities drive demand for volunteer service. In particular, volunteer service demand can be explained through certain motivational bases(-)economic, aspirational, and need-based(-)together with various feasibility considerations. A grounded theory model for volunteer service demand from the perspective of the city and a generalized logic model for service as a strategy to address local challenges are presented.
Identifier: CFE0004690 (IID), ucf:49849 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-05-01
Ph.D.
Health and Public Affairs, Dean's Office COHPA
Doctoral
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Subject(s): volunteering -- volunteer service -- volunteer demand -- volunteer impact
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004690
Restrictions on Access: public 2013-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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