More Than a ‘Little Act of Kindness’? Towards a Typology of Volunteering as Unpaid Work

  title={More Than a ‘Little Act of Kindness’? Towards a Typology of Volunteering as Unpaid Work},
  author={Mihaela Kelemen and Anita Mangan and Sue Moffat},
  pages={1239 - 1256}
Definitions of volunteering are widespread and complex, yet relatively little attention is given to volunteering as unpaid work, even though it intersects with the worlds of paid employment and the domestic sphere, cutting across individual/collective and public/private spaces. This article advances a typology of volunteering work (altruistic, instrumental, militant and forced volunteering/‘voluntolding’) that illuminates the complexity and dynamism of volunteering. Using qualitative data from… 

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