Portland State University. Department of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
African American volunteers in social service, Older volunteers in social service
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.
Gonzales, Sandra E., "The Black Elderly Volunteer" (1976). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1806.