Date of Award

1976

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

Physical Description

66 Pages

Subjects

African American volunteers in social service, Older volunteers in social service

DOI

10.15760/etd.1805

Abstract

The present study represents an attempt "to seek out one possible subgroup of the black elderly population--the volunteer. Black elderly volunteers are a puzzled about but largely unknown group. Very little systematic research has been done on this subject. Recently there has been an increased interest in volunteering among the elderly population as a whole, as social welfare planners seek new ways for the aged to find fulfillment and enjoyment. It is felt that volunteering can offer prestige, feelings of usefullness and other gratifications that may be lacking in the aged person's life.

Description

A report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master in Social Work, Portland State University, 1976.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/12077

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