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The benefits and costs of volunteering in community organizations: Review and practical implications

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This study reviews the literature on the benefits and costs associated with participation in voluntary organizations. The article looks to answer questions, "Why do people volunteer?" and "Is there a coherent benefit-cost literature that can be used to answer the question of why people volunteer and what they get out of it?"

Valuing Volunteers in Healthcare Organizations

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I Introduction

II Step 1: Estimate Volunteer Contributions

III Step 2: Estimate benefits received by volunteer

IV Step 3: With your financial accounts, put it all together in a Expanded Value Added Statement

V Conclusion



--by Laurie Mook, Betty Jane Richmond & Jack Quarter, Volunteer Value Added Project



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