Volunteering in a voluntary community: Kibbutz members and voluntarism

Bobbie Turniansky, Julie Cwikel

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The way in which kibbutz members define voluntarism, their attitudes toward it, the volunteering they do, their reasons for doing it, and the helping mechanisms and obstacles that the kibbutz offers were explored in a sample of four Israeli kibbutzim. This is a preliminary study of the way a unique society deals with a well-known field. Between-kibbutz differences were found mainly between the religious kibbutz and the others. No satisfactory explanations for between-person differences with regard to volunteering could be found, and it is hypothesised that the difference may lie in orientation to traditional kibbutz ideology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-317
Number of pages18
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996


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