publication . Article . 2016

Unintended volunteers: the volunteering pathways of working class young people in community sport

Simon Bradford; Laura Hills; Craig Johnston;
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  • Published: 22 Mar 2016 Journal: International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, volume 8, pages 231-244 (issn: 1940-6940, eissn: 1940-6959, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Sport has become a major setting for youth volunteering in the UK. Volunteering has become understood as a means of enhancing responsible citizenship and of adding various capitals to young people’s identities. Much research on young people’s volunteering in sport has typically (and sometimes by default) focused on middle class experiences, highlighting the combination of instrumental and altruistic motives for volunteering, the importance of family and school in decisions about volunteering and its perceived longer-term benefits. This article focuses on the experiences of young working class volunteers and is based on an evaluation of five community sport proje...
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free text keywords: Volunteering, Young people, Community sport, Community coaching, Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Middle class, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Focus group, Altruism, Social capital, Disadvantaged, Working class, Sociology, Public relations, business.industry, business, Citizenship
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publication . Article . 2016

Unintended volunteers: the volunteering pathways of working class young people in community sport

Simon Bradford; Laura Hills; Craig Johnston;