Title: Are volunteers attracted by the part or by the whole? The case of the Belgian Red Cross
Authors: Hustinx, Lesley ×
Handy, Femida #
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: North Carolina State University
Series Title: International Journal of Volunteer Administration vol:XXVI issue:1 pages:3-13
Abstract: This article explores volunteer attachments in a large multi service national volunteer organization, the Red Cross, which seeks to establish a universal standard of reference through locally rooted service provision. We ask whether volunteering for locally run chapters contributes to the strengthening of the volunteers’ loyalty to the organization as a whole, or whether volunteer loyalty is directed primarily at the parts, that is the chapters in which the volunteering takes place. The analysis reveals a complex mixture of holistic and local tendencies. We conclude that holistic community development among volunteers for the Red Cross is a goal more easily attained at the cognitive level than at the affective level.
ISSN: 1942-728X
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Sociological Research
× corresponding author
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