Using a lifecourse perspective to explore volunteering in older age

  • 167 views
Uploaded on

This seminar was the third in a series of seminars focusing on volunteering in a fair society organised by IVR in partnership with the ESRC and Northumbria University. This event explored how …

This seminar was the third in a series of seminars focusing on volunteering in a fair society organised by IVR in partnership with the ESRC and Northumbria University. This event explored how individuals and communities can most effectively make their voices heard.

Eddy Hogg from Northumbria University discusses volunteering in older age.

Past presentations from the Institute of Volunteering Research website can be found at the following location - http://www.ivr.org.uk/ivr-events/ivr-past-events

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
167
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2

Actions

Shares
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Using a lifecourse perspective to explore volunteering in older age Eddy Hogg Northumbria University
  • 2. Outline • The theoretical context; the lifecourse and different work roles • Three exemplar biographies of older volunteers • Broader patterns of voluntary engagement
  • 3. The Lifecourse • Movement away from a stable model of aging as a linear process (Rossi, 1980; Katz and Monk, 1993) • Instability and unexpected events across the lifecourse • Lifecourse volunteering; constant, serial and trigger volunteers (Davis Smith and Gay, 2005)
  • 4. Conceptualising Work Roles • An inclusive approach to work activities; paid and unpaid, public and domestic, embedded in household (Glucksmann, 1995; 2000; 2005) • Volunteering is a work role which individuals who wish to must find space for (Taylor, 2004; Williams, 2011) • But current analyses only looks at a cross- section in time, not over the lifecourse
  • 5. Methods • Volunteer Managers acted as gatekeepers to 26 older volunteers • Biographical interviews, looking at volunteering and other work roles across the lifecourse • Transcribed, coded and analysed. Different work roles mapped out.
  • 6. Eric - Constant • Paid Work (PW): draughtsman, lecturer, business advisor • Domestic Roles (S & C): wife & children • Volunteering (V): Youth Association, then more in retirement
  • 7. Constant
  • 8. Grace - Serial • Paid Work (PW): graphic designer, journalist, mental health nurse, own business • Domestic Roles (S & C): marriage, children, divorce and remarriage • Volunteering (V): playgroup, swimming, mobile library, meals on wheels, health committees, advocacy
  • 9. Serial
  • 10. Jack - Trigger • Paid Work (PW): senior manager in manufacturing company • Domestic Roles (S & C): wife & adopted children • Volunteering (V): church, local school and soup kitchen in retirement
  • 11. Trigger
  • 12. Conclusions • Volunteering is part of a mix of work roles which individuals undertake • Individuals have to manage their time and energy, to find space for volunteering • They do so in different ways at different times, embedded in households
  • 13. Any Questions? edward.hogg@northumbria.ac.uk