Volunteerism in Youth Development Programs: Editors' Note

JoLynn C. Miller, Kali Trzesniewski

Abstract


Youth development programs are varied and diverse. Some rely on paid staff to deliver programming, but many rely on volunteers. While there is quite a bit of research on volunteers and volunteerism in general, there is little that goes in depth covering the nuances of volunteers in youth development organizations. The editors of this special issue introduce the articles, which cover themes of understanding the impacts of volunteers, volunteer competencies and skill development, support and motivation of volunteers, and evaluation of programs. In addition, a book review and a closing reflection are included. Finally, the editors close with their thoughts about exciting directions for the future of volunteer development research and practice.


Keywords


volunteerism; volunteering; youth development; youth programs

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2020.984

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