Volunteer Motives, Role Identities and Sustained Volunteerism

Project: Research

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Growth in the numbers and prominence of volunteers has been recognized as a significant social phenomenon. In Hong Kong, the government has strongly advocated volunteerism. Volunteerism is related to improved quality of life and suggests an interest in perceived and actual attitude change as a function of volunteering. These constructs are potentially important consequences of volunteering. With the approach of the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, it is timely to look at the phenomenon of volunteerism in the context of both national and local community volunteer projects. The aim of the project is to explore the motivations and experiences of Hong Kong volunteers participating in a large-scale national project preceding and succeeding the Beijing Olympic Games.


Project number7002262
Grant typeSRG
Effective start/end date1/04/084/03/10