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Call for Papers on Volunteerism in Youth Development Programs

Monday, May 20, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kate Walker, University of MN and JYD
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Adult and adolescent volunteers, who are often the cornerstone of many youth development programs, bring knowledge, experience, and passion to work with youth in their communities. Although the research base on volunteerism has grown over the last four decades, there remain gaps in understanding of recruitment, retention, professional development, and impacts of youth development volunteers. Given the substantial reliance on volunteers to deliver educational programming, and thus their impact on youth development outcomes, there is an important need to improve our understanding of volunteerism in youth development. 

Example paper topics include:
- The antecedents of volunteerism; recruitment and strategies for engaging volunteers
- Youth development volunteerism across race, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic differences
- Volunteer professional development
- Volunteer abilities, competencies, and self-efficacy as it relates to program quality and youth outcomes
- Best practices in retaining and recognizing volunteers
- Youth-adult partnerships (or relationships)
- Volunteer role identity
- Consequences of volunteering on the volunteer and/or organization

Manuscripts should advance understanding of volunteerism as it relates to youth programs and practices and outcomes, discuss implications for improved practice, and generate new directions for enhancing the strength of volunteerism in the field.

Submissions are due Aug 31. For more information please see: http://jyd.pitt.edu/ojs/jyd/announcement 


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