One of the greatest challenges facing third-sector organizations is attracting and retaining sufficient, qualified volunteers to develop and deliver their programs. Often, college-educated individuals are uniquely suited for this volunteer role. Many colleges and universities are using Service-Learning (S-L) as a vehicle to educate students on the importance of social and community issues. In 2006, Campus Compact member university students contributed $7.1 billion, using the Independent Sector’s annual value of $18.77 per hour, with 91% of Campus Compact member universities offering some Service-Learning courses Some nonprofit scholars argue that Service- Learning at the collegiate level will increase the extent of volunteering by these students after graduation (see for example Astin, Sax and Avalos 1999). The purpose of this paper is to compare the post-graduate volunteer experiences of students who completed two different available Service-Learning classes on two dimensions: the level of post-graduate volunteering and the perceived value of post-graduate volunteering.
Govekar, Paul L. and Govekar, Michele A.
"Service-Learning and Volunteering: Does the Course Matter?,"
Journal of the North American Management Society: Vol. 3:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/jnams/vol3/iss1/3