Identification & Analysis of Volunteer Motivations at the New River Valley Special Olympics

dc.contributor.authorSchneiderman, Isabelleen
dc.contributor.committeechairKaufman, Eric K.en
dc.contributor.committeememberFriedel, Curtis R.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRedican, Kerry J.en
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural, Leadership, and Community Educationen
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-02T14:50:40Zen
dc.date.available2021-01-02T14:50:40Zen
dc.date.issued2020-12-30en
dc.description.abstractVolunteerism, which can be defined as the act of volunteering or helping others without financial benefits in return (Janus & Misiorek, 2018), is not a new concept within America. For centuries, people have engaged in volunteer work. The purpose of this case study was to identify and analyze individuals’ motivation and intention to volunteer for Special Olympics sporting events. Through analysis of participants’ results on the Volunteer Functions Inventory (VFI) proposed by Clary et al (1998), I was able to uncover the different motivational functions that are influencing individuals to volunteer. Upon analyzing the results, conclusions and recommendations were identified in order to help the New River Valley Special Olympics with better recruitment and retention of the volunteers, while also being able to help improve volunteers’ overall satisfaction with their volunteer work by assigning them to roles and tasks aligned with the motivational function most influencing them.en
dc.description.degreeMALSen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/101708en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subject.cabtNew River Valley, Special Olympics, volunteers, volunteer motivationen
dc.titleIdentification & Analysis of Volunteer Motivations at the New River Valley Special Olympicsen
dc.typeReporten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineLeadership Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Agricultural and Life Sciencesen
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