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Incentives to Voluntary Work

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Incentives to Voluntary Work

  1. 1. Incentives to Voluntary Work Anitta Pehkonen VVH seminar 11.6.2015 Helsinki
  2. 2. Background Information I Have done voluntary work – less than three years 16% – three years or more 78% – I have not done voluntary work 6% My educational background – university degree 37% – something else 63%
  3. 3. • Living environment – rural area 36% – urban area 64% • Life situation – I am a student 5% – I am in working life 47% – I am unemployed 5% – I am retired 37% – Something else 6%
  4. 4. • 79,2 % of the participants was women • Age – Under 26 years age 4 % – 26-40 years age 21 % – 41-60 years age 39 % – Over 60 years age 36 %
  5. 5. I do voluntary work – Regulary 56% – Occasionally 38% – I don’t do voluntary work 6%
  6. 6. Individualistic orientation resources, personal development, well-being
  7. 7. Personal development Volunteering is a source of personal development. • Learning new things • Self-development • Interests Individualistic orientation: self-development
  8. 8. • On average 2,8 % • High-educated 3,6% • Unemployed 6,7 % Individualistic orientation: self-development
  9. 9. ”Interaction is a central element of volunteering. My aim is to gain better language and communication skills.” Yksilökeskeinen orientaatio: kehittyminen
  10. 10. ”Learning new things. In volunteering activities it’s possible to gain experience of supervising others, which would otherwise be impossible at this age (22). It’s also possible to gain other employability skills such as communication and public speaking and cooperation with others.” Individualistic orientation: self-development
  11. 11. Community orientation Organisation,regard, training and supervision, community support, rewards
  12. 12. Training and supervision The volunteers receive training and supervision for their tasks, and support within the community (also professional support). Community orientation: Training & supervision
  13. 13. • On average 4,7 % • Unemployed 6,7 % • Younger than 26 6,1 % • Volunteered for less than 3 years 6,5 % • Urban-dweller 5,2 % Community orientation: Training & supervision
  14. 14. ”A volunteer needs proper initiation, training, opportunities to keep up their abilities, professional support, a sense of community, recreation and regard.” Community orientation: Training & supervision
  15. 15. ”Training gives you certainty, which is then reflected in your activities.” Community orientation: Training & supervision
  16. 16. Rewards The volunteer receives material awards or her expenses are covered. • excursions and events • Special training events • Badges and other types of rewards Community orientation: rewards
  17. 17. • On average 3,2 % • Younger than 26 5,3 % • Unemployed 5,0 % • High educated only 2,1 % Community orientation: rewards
  18. 18. Community orientation: rewards ”The Red Cross organises training events and recreational excursions to e.g. spas”
  19. 19. Thank You 

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