The Effects of Volunteering on the Volunteer

  title={The Effects of Volunteering on the Volunteer},
  author={John Wilson and Marc A. Musick},
  journal={Law and contemporary problems},
JOHN WILSON [*] MARC MUSICK [**] I INTRODUCTION To most people, a "volunteer" is someone who contributes time to helping others with no expectation of pay or other material benefit to herself. However, this does not mean that volunteer work is of no consequence for the volunteer. Indeed, it is widely believed that helping others is as beneficial for the donor as it is for the recipient. "Research studies show that most people do in fact hold the belief that helping others is a good way to gain… 

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