Portland State University. School of Social Work
Term of Graduation
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Master of Social Work (MSW)
Older volunteers in social service, Voluntarism -- African Americans
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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 usefulness and other gratifications that may be lacking in the aged person's life.
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Gonzales, Sandra E., "The Black Elderly Volunteer" (1976). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1806.
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