Enterprising Care?

Unpaid Voluntary Action in the 21st Century

Irene Hardill and Susan Baines

Enterprising Care?

Irene Hardill and Susan Baines

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781847427212 Published September 2011 For sale in North and South America only
More and more is being expected of volunteers and the voluntary sector in the UK. But what does it mean to be a volunteer today? This book seeks to add new insights of individual action in that part of the economy that is beyond the state and the market. Volunteering is examined from the perspective of the individual, the organisation, and the community (of place, identity or interest).
Contents
Fixing Britain's 'broken' society: from the Third Way to Big Society
Theoretical underpinnings of voluntary work and voluntary organisations: work, care or enterprise?
Understanding the journeys of individual volunteers: demanding community concern, or demonstrating job readiness?
A professional paradox? 'Managing' volunteers in voluntary and community sector organisations
Voluntary and community sector organisations as enterprising care providers: keeping organisational values distinctive
Volunteering: an articulation of caring communities
Volunteering: caring for people like me
The big issue of the Big Society: mobilising communities alongside fiscal austerity
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