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Det ideella arbetets betydelse för individen: En inblick i några individers personliga utveckling och lärande samt karriärutveckling genom deras ideella arbete
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The importance of voluntary work for the individual and their career development : An insight into some individuals´ personal development and learning and career development through their volunteer efforts (English)
Abstract [en]

What impact has volunteering on the individual and their career development? For the young man about to enter the world of work, for the non-profit organization that needs to recruit new volunteers or employers who are facing hiring new staff. This study may provide a new approach in their search for work, volunteers or employees. The purpose of this study is to highlight the experiences of volunteering for individuals' personal learning and development, and the importance of volunteering for their career development. The study has a qualitative approach. A total of nine individuals participated in the study. The results leading to different patterns that emerge and they are divided into following themes: social significance, being there for others, their own well-being, personality / values, career development, learning. Findings: Non-profit work is important for the individual, for example, it has given individuals a satisfaction to help others and see them evolve, they are delighted and they feel it is precious to them. There is also a process in individuals' self-development and learning. Individuals describe their own development, both concrete, such as "gained courage to speak in front of people", but also more abstract, such as personality. Those interviewed said that their experience of volunteering influenced career development but in different ways, either in their current work or that they through the experience got a new job. A few individuals have difficulty seeing a connection, but suggests that it may have had an impact.

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2014. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
volunteerism, volunteer work, voluntary work, volunteering work, impact of volunteering, career development
Keyword [sv]
Ideellt arbete, frivilligt arbete, ideell insats, frivillig insats, karriärutveckling
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-107879OAI: diva2:751648
Available from: 2014-10-02 Created: 2014-10-01 Last updated: 2014-10-02Bibliographically approved

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