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Harmless and Destructive Plug-in Volunteers

Nina Eliasoph

in Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's End

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147093
eISBN:
9781400838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147093.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter takes a look at the adult volunteers who come to help in the summer and after-school homework programs studied in this volume. Adult volunteers' presence symbolize, in the funders' eyes, ... More


Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's End

Nina Eliasoph

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147093
eISBN:
9781400838820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147093.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Volunteering improves inner character, builds community, cures poverty, and prevents crime. We have all heard this kind of empowerment talk from nonprofit and government-sponsored civic programs. But ... More


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