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dc.contributor.authorWazo Uny, Isabelle*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:00:38Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:00:38Zen
dc.date.issued2008-06-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614520802030649en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130943en
dc.descriptionThis article reports on a study to explore the factors and motivations that contribute to community volunteers' participation in a nursery feeding project in Malawi. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with community volunteers in 14 of the 32 sites in the programme. The findings pointed to a mix of intrinsic motivations, namely a deep concern for orphans and vulnerable children, a moral obligation to help, and a declared love of the work undertaken, and also to external factors such as spirituality, links of reciprocity, and the building of social capital. Understanding what motivates volunteers to take part in resource-poor settings is crucial to recognising, facilitating, and sustaining the work that they do. Further research into volunteering in the South is crucially needed.en
dc.format.extent8en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/factors-and-motivations-contributing-to-community-volunteers-participation-in-a-130943
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.titleFactors and motivations contributing to community volunteers' participation in a nursery feeding project in Malawien
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryMalawien
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordSocial protection
prism.number3en
prism.volume18en


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