Updated September 2017

Topics covered in the literature search include:

  • The career benefits of volunteering
  • Impact of volunteerism on employee development
  • Strategic volunteering for newcomers
  • Millennials’ perspectives on volunteerism
  • Volunteering abroad and global workforce development
  • Measuring career development volunteerism

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Aleem, Y. (2015). Volunteering and Psychological Health. Purdue University Global.

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Alvarez, R. (2016). Volunteering as Professional Development. Govloop.

Ambrose, J. (2004). Volunteering: The paradox at the beginning of an aid career. Development Intern.

Apinunmahakul, A., Barham, V., Devlin, R. (2009). Charitable giving, volunteering, and the paid labor market. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 38, 77-94.

Ashley-Roberts, C. (2012). Any volunteers? Chemistry World.

Atkins, R., Hart, D., Donnelly, T. (2005). The association of childhood personality type with volunteering during adolescence. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 51, 145-162.

Baines, S., Hardill, I. (2008). “ At least I can do something: The work of volunteering in a community beset by worklessness. Social Policy and Society. 7. 307-317.

Barnett, R.A. (2011). 19 Healthy Reasons To Help Others. Huffington Post.

Boezman, E., Ellemers, N. (2009 ). Intrinsic need satisfaction and the job attitudes of volunteers versus employees in a charitable volunteer organization. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 82, 897-914.

Bowman, N., Brandenberger, L., Hill, P., Quaranto, J. (2010). Serving in college, flourishing in adulthood: does community engagement during college years predict adult well-being? Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being, 2(1), 14-34.

Boyington, B. (2014). Find Career-Focused Volunteer Opportunities in High School. U.S. News.

British Council, (2013). Culture at Work: The value of intercultural skills in the workplace. Booz, Allen, Hamilton, McLean, VA.

Brummell, A. (2001). The Value of Volunteering. Energize.

Brunell, A.B., Tumblim, L., Buelow, M.T. (2014). Narcissism and the Motivation to Engage in Volunteerism. Springer.

Bussell, H., Forbes, D. (2002). Understanding the volunteer market: the what, where, who and why of volunteering. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. Volume 7, Issue 3.

Cahillane, L. (2017. Benefits of Volunteering. reed.couk.

Capella, (2016). Why Volunteering Can Boost Your Career. Capella University.

Chapman, V. (2012). Maximizing the Career Development of Students Who Study Abroad. National Career Development Association, Career Convergence Magazine.

Cintron, A. (2011). 3 Reasons Volunteer Work Is Great For Job Seekers. The Grindstone.

Cnaan, R.A., Smith, K.A., Holmes, K., Haski-Leventhal, D., Handy, F. (2010). Motivations and Benefits of Student Volunteering: Comparing Regular, Occasional, and Non-Volunteers in Five Countries. University of Pennsylvania.

Cole, T. (2012). So What’s So Good About Giving? Huffington Post.

Cook, P., & Jackson, N. (2006 ). Valuing volunteering: A route to professional development views from VSO volunteers and managers. London: Chartered Management Institute

Crawford Hentz, M. (2015). Volunteering Can reveal your work passion. Experience by Symplicity.

Crossman, J.E., & Clarke, M. (2010). International experience and graduate employability: stakeholder perceptions on the connection. Higher Education 59, 599-613.

Dattani, P. (2013). The Social Impact of Volunteering and Sewa. Huffington Post.

Devex Editor, (2014). All you need to know: Volunteering in international development, humanitarian relief. Devex.

Duarte Alonso, A., & Nyanjom, J. (2016 ). Volunteering, paying it forward, and rural community : A study of Bridgetown, Western Australia. Journal of Community Development, Volume 47, Issue 4.

Eliasoph, N. (2013). Plug-in volunteering doesn’t cut it. Los Angeles Times.

Evans, L. (2012). How strategic volunteering can help career development.

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Fegan, C., Cook, S. (2014). The therapeutic power of volunteering. BJPsych Advances.

Findlay, M. (2012). Volunteering = Career Development. Ms. Career Girl

Fitzmaurice, P. (2012). The impact of an international volunteering experience on individual career development. Griffith University.

Frain, B. (2016). How skills-based volunteering can boost careers. Personnel Today.

Gardner, P., Gross, L., and Steglitz, I. (2008). Unpacking Your Study Abroad Experience: Critical Reflection for Workplace Competencies. Collegiate Employment Research Institute, Michigan State University, CERI Research Brief 1.

Gay, W. (2017). Why Volunteering Is a Great Career Option For Millennials. Forbes.

Goodwin, T. (2015). 6 Ways Volunteering Can Boost Your Career. Workitdaily.

Gotlieb, L. (2010). Volunteering for career development: Seven steps to professional growth. Charity Village.

Greene, A. (2014). 5 ways volunteering can help you find a job and advance your career. Idealist Careers.

Gurchiek, K. (2010). Promoting Volunteerism Can Reap Rewards for Employees. Society for Human Resource Management.

Gyton, G. (2017). What volunteering did for me. People Management.

Handy, F., Cnaan, R., Hustinx, L., Kang, C., Brudney, J., Haski-Leventhal, D., Zriniscak, S. (2010). A cross-cultural examination of student volunteering: Is it all about resume building? Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 39, 498-523.

Haski-Leventhal, (2009 ). Altruism and Volunteerism: The perceptions of altruism in four disciplines and their impact on the study of volunteerism. Wiley Online.

Heathfield, S.M. (2016). 5 Tips to Improve Your Career Development. The Balance.

Henley, K. (2009). Why Don’t We Volunteer? Dare to Care. Huffington Post.

Horan, D.P. (2013). Another Take on Millennials and Vocations. Huffington Post.

Horoszowski, M. (2015). 5 Surprising Benefits of Volunteering. Forbes.

Howell, B. (2016). The career benefits of volunteering. Monster.

Hudson, S. & Inkson, K. (2006). Volunteer overseas development workers: The hero’s adventure and personal transformation. Career Development International, 11, 304-320.

Jones, A. (2012). Five ways volunteering can help your career. Points of Interest

Kang, J-S. (2015). Effect of Volunteering on Career Development of the University Students Majoring in Social Welfare. ResearchGate.

Khazma, J. (2017). How Volunteering Helped Guide My Career. JSOM Perspectives.

Kim, M., Chelladurai, P. & Trail, G.T. (2007). A model of retention in youth sport. Journal of Sport Management, 21, 151-171.

Konstam, V., Tomek, S., Celen-Demirtas, S. (2014). Volunteering and Reemployment Status in Unemployed Emerging Adults. SAGE Journals.

Kuder, (2017). 4 Ways Volunteering can Advance Your Career. Kuder.

LaBier, D. (2011). How Volunteering Affects the Volunteer. HuffPost.

Latham, M. (2016). Young Volunteers: The Benefits of Community Service. Cooperative Extention, University of Nevada.

Ledingham, C. (2015). Corporate Volunteering: 4 Success Stories for Building a Culture of Community Involvement. The WeSpire Blog.

Leland, J. (2011). Volunteering Rises on the Resume. The New York Times.

Lipford, J., Yandle, B. (2008). The determinants of purposeful voluntarism. Journal of Socio-Economics, 38(1), 72-79.

Malenke, K. (2016). Benefits of Volunteering. Advance Healthcare Network.

Marta, E., Pozzi, M. (2008). Young people and volunteerism: A model of sustained volunteerism during the transition to adulthood. Journal of Adult Development. 15, 35-46.

Martinage, D. (2013). How Volunteering Benefits Your Career. The Center for Association Leadership.

Matherly, C., and Nolting, W. (2007). Career Benefits: Understanding & Articulating the Skills you Gained Abroad. Abroad View 10:1.

McBride, A.M., Lough, B.J., & Sherraden, M.S. (2012). International service and perceived impacts on volunteers. Non-profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 41(6), 969-990.

McCurley, S. (2002). The Volunteerism Bibliography. Grapevine.

Merrill Associates. (2006). Ten professional development benefits of volunteering. Federation of Calgary Communities.

Michalos, S. (2010). Linking Career Theories to Volunteering. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 26 (3), 25-38.

Miers, B. (2017). Seven Ways Volunteering is Good for Your Career. Good Deeds Day.

Miller, S. (2011). Measuring Volunteerism: Impacts on Employee Development. True Impact.

Moeller, P. (2012). Why Helping Others Makes Us Happy. U.S. News.

Next Avenue, (2015 ). 5 Surprising Benefits of Volunteering. Forbes.

Nolting, W., Donohue, D., Matherly, C., and Tillman, M. (2013). Career Impact and Global Workforce Development in Internships, Service Learning, Volunteering Abroad: Successful Models and Best Practices. NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Washington, D.C.

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Omoto, A.M., Snyder, M., Martino, S.C. (2016). Volunteerism and the life course: Investigating age-related agendas for action. University of Minnesota.

1-To-!, (2015). Volunteering benefits career development at all ages. Personnel Today.

Papi, D. (2012). Voluntourism: What Could Go Wrong When Trying To Do Right? Huffington Post

Patrick, K. (2014). 4 Ways Volunteering Can Help You Find a Job. Huffington Post.

Peterkin, C. (2013 ). Does Volunteering Help in Career Development? Cosmic Coaching Center.

Petrowski, A. (2017). How Volunteering Can Provide a New Outlook on Your Career Choices. The Global Broadcast.

Philanthrpy News Digest, (2015). More Millennials Value Volunteering Than Previous Generation Did. Philanthropy News Digest.

Philips, A.S., & Phillips, C.R. (2000). Using Skills Gained Through Volunteerism in Job Searches: A Workable Strategy. USDA.

Poore, C.A. (2017). Community Trusteeship Can Add Value, Purpose to Your Career Path. LiveCareer.

Rebell, B. (2015). Millennials Are Eager To Donate Their Biggest Asset: Time. IMPACT.

Reddy, K. (2017). How Volunteering Can Lead to Employment Easily? WiseSteps

Reed Abboud, S. (2016). Volunteering Can Open Doors to a New Career. Quintessential.

Rizzo, M. (2015). Volunteering, Belonging, and a Career in Social Change. Acumen.

Rossheim, J. (2016). Volunteering Can Boost Skills, Advance Careers. Deloitte.

Rullion, (2017). Why volunteering will help your CV stand out. Rullion Limited.

Sadiq, B. (2016). How Volunteering Can Help Your Career. Engaging Volunteers.

Sammer, J. (2016). The Benefits of Philanthropy and Volunteerism. Society for Human Resource Management.

Schiavone, K. (2012). Career development: Continuing education gains momentum. Tribune Media Services.

Segal, J. & Robinson, L. (2017). Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits. HELPGUIDE.

Sherraden, M.S., Lough, B.J., & McBride, A.M. (2008). Effects of international volunteering and service: Individual and institutional predictors. Voluntas: 19, 395-421.

Sherraden, M.S., Stringham, J., Sow, S.C., & McBride, A.M. (2006). The forms and structure of international voluntary service. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 17, 163-180.

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SRG, (2015). Volunteering – How to Gain Experience for Your First Career. SRG.

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