Variations in Volunteer Use among Human Service Organizations in the USA

dc.contributor.ORCID0000-0001-8154-9879 (Lee, Y-J)
dc.contributor.authorLee, Young-joo
dc.contributor.utdAuthorLee, Young-joo
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-05T20:37:11Z
dc.date.available2020-10-05T20:37:11Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-27
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dc.description.abstractKnowledge of volunteering and volunteer management requires understanding from both individual and organizational perspectives. However, most existing research focuses on individual volunteers and the supply side of volunteering, leaving the demand side substantially understudied. The present study examines the organizational perspective of volunteering, focusing on the differences in volunteer use among nonprofit organizations. In particular, this study tests how various organizational characteristics predict the size of the volunteer program in human service organizations in the USA. The results show that, controlling for revenue and employment size, the size of volunteer program is negatively associated with the proportion of business income, while it is not significantly associated with the proportion of charitable contributions and grants. This finding provides supports for the concerns that increasing commercialization of nonprofit organizations will weaken the role of volunteers in human service delivery. The results also reveal that the extent of volunteer use is positively associated with the culture of good governance within the organization as well as organizational involvement in political activities.
dc.description.departmentSchool of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationLee, Young-joo. 2019. "Variations in Volunteer Use among Human Service Organizations in the USA." Voluntas 30(1): 208-221, doi: 10.1007/s11266-018-9969-y
dc.identifier.issn0957-8765
dc.identifier.issue1
dc.identifier.urihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11266-018-9969-y
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/8983
dc.identifier.volume30
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.rights©2018 International Society for Third-Sector Research and The Johns Hopkins University
dc.source.journalVoluntas
dc.subjectVolunteers
dc.subjectHuman services
dc.subjectNonprofit organizations
dc.subjectManagement
dc.subjectPressure groups
dc.subjectRevenue
dc.titleVariations in Volunteer Use among Human Service Organizations in the USA
dc.type.genrearticle

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