The experiences of immigrants who volunteer to access the labour market: pushing the boundaries of 'volunteerism'

Slade, B. , Luo, Y. C. and Schugurensky, D. (2013) The experiences of immigrants who volunteer to access the labour market: pushing the boundaries of 'volunteerism'. In: Duguid, F., Mündel, K. and Schugurensky, D. (eds.) Volunteer Work, Informal Learning and Social Action. Series: The Knowledge Economy and Education (1). Sense: Rotterdam, pp. 101-114. ISBN 9789462092334 (doi:10.1007/978-94-6209-233-4_6)

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Abstract

National surveys such as the Canadian Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (CSGVP), and the Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL) survey reveal that the volunteering patterns and activities of immigrants and Canadian born volunteers are similar, donating time and energy to their communities (Volunteer Canada, 2007). The growing trend of immigrants doing unpaid work in the public, non-profit and private sectors explicitly to increase their employability, however, raises some interesting conceptual questions about the very definition of volunteer work and issues of power and exploitation in the workplace.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Slade, Professor Bonnie
Authors: Slade, B., Luo, Y. C., and Schugurensky, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Publisher:Sense
ISBN:9789462092334
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