Studies on the benefits of volunteering in young people have received some attention, although important knowledge gaps still exist concerning this matter. The main aim of this study is to analyse the different profiles of those who choose to take part in voluntary activities and those who do not; another aim being to analyse the benefits of volunteering in young people. A total of 66 young people participating in training programmes in Spain completed a questionnaire and took part in a follow-up survey six months later. The study found that the young volunteers were more likely to volunteer in the future, perceiving a greater social support and attaching more importance to interpersonal values. After completing their volunteer experience, the young volunteers, as opposed to the non-volunteers, had a positive image of volunteering and perceived themselves as more likely to find a job. The results obtained are discussed.
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Dávila de León, María Celeste; Negueruela, Mercedes; and Sánchez-Izquierdo, Macarena
"Benefits of Volunteering in Young People at Risk of Social Exclusion,"
Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://arrow.tudublin.ie/ijass/vol20/iss1/5