Spontaneous Volunteering During Natural Disasters
Barraket, Jo, Keast, Robyn, Newton, Cameron J., Walters, Kristy, & James, Emily (2013) Spontaneous Volunteering During Natural Disasters. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland. [Working Paper]
The recent spate of natural disasters across Australia has led to an outpouring of spontaneous volunteering, both formally through nonprofit and government agencies and informally through local community and online networks. Relatively little is understood about the motivations and characteristics of spontaneous volunteers.
The aims of this project were to:
Examine the characteristics and motivations of spontaneous volunteers who respond to a crisis event;
Illuminate the effects of spontaneous volunteering on personal, social and civic networks;
Explicate the conditions under which sustained volunteering and other forms of civic engagement arise from spontaneous volunteering and;
Consider the practical implications of these findings for organisations involved in coordinating volunteers both with and beyond disaster events.
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|Item Type:||Working Paper|
|Keywords:||Volunteering, Natural disasters, Social networking technologies, CEDM|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Research Centres > Centre for Emergency & Disaster Management
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||31 Jul 2013 23:31|
|Last Modified:||08 Sep 2014 01:02|
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