Volunteerism In Nonprofit Organizations
There are four (4) reasons why volunteers associate themselves (from entering to staying) with organizations - Motives for Volunteering, Connections to Organizations and Causes, Benefits to Volunteers, and Challenges experienced (MacNeela, 2008).
The first, which is the Motives for Volunteering explained how people become attracted into volunteering into an organization because the organization’s advocacy is in sync with their beliefs and principles. So organizations must emphasize on their advocacy or ‘mission and vision’ to attract people with the same interest (Henley, Wymer, & Self, 2013). Another reason is because of empathy of the thinking that they have to ‘pay it forward’. Clary et.al (1998), divided volunteer motivations into different functions; values function, understanding function, career function, social function, protective function and esteem function. Values function basically shows a person’s concerns for other people