Volunteering for museums: the variation in motives across volunteer age groups

Deery, Margaret, Jago, Leo and Mair, Judith (2012) Volunteering for museums: the variation in motives across volunteer age groups. Curator: The Museum Journal, 54 3: 313-325. doi:10.1111/j.2151-6952.2011.00094.x


Author Deery, Margaret
Jago, Leo
Mair, Judith
Title Volunteering for museums: the variation in motives across volunteer age groups
Journal name Curator: The Museum Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2151-6952
0011-3069
Publication date 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.2151-6952.2011.00094.x
Open Access Status
Volume 54
Issue 3
Start page 313
End page 325
Total pages 13
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract The value of volunteering is well documented, and though there is a readily available recruitment pool for volunteers, many come from an aging population that is also relatively affluent and has many more opportunities and demands for their free time in retirement. This paper examines the motives of older volunteers in a state museum in Australia with the aim of differentiating motivations within subsets of volunteering groups. The study undertook a census of 450 volunteers at the museum, using the Voluntary Functions Inventory (VFI). The findings reveal various levels of motivation within the older age groups. Such findings can assist volunteer agencies in enhancing the quality of their volunteers’ experience.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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