Traditional philanthropic service volunteering

Angela Ellis-Paine, Steinunn Hrafnsdóttir, Chul Hee Kang, Laila Kundziņa-Zwejniec, Sarah Jane Rehnborg, Kalinga T. Silva, David H. Smith

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Traditional philanthropic volunteering (TPV) has dominated volunteering practice, research, and policy for the past century (e.g., Joseph 1989; Leigh et al. 2011). Closely related to the concept of service, TPV has a number of defining features: it represents a gift relationship, with a direct beneficiary who is generally outside of the giver’s immediate family; is non-compulsory, largely unremunerated, and often motivated by altruistic impulses; and it occurs largely within a range of nonprofit and public sector social welfare organizations, particularly those within the fields of health, education, and social care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781137263179
ISBN (Print)9781137263162
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

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Publisher Copyright:
© David Horton Smith, Robert A. Stebbins, and Jurgen Grotz 2016 and Respective authors 2016. All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)


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