Pro Bono Publico as a Conscience Good
30 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2008
Date Written: April 15, 2008
Three social psychologists who have spent decades studying volunteerism have depicted volunteering this way: People participate in volunteer work in the face of substantial obstacles - it is effortful, it is work and work performed on an unpaid basis, it is time consuming, and it involves interactions with strangers. Some volunteers engage in work that is clearly trying. Thus their research question has been: Why would anyone volunteer?
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