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Despite a plethora of studies focussing on sports mega event volunteering, little is known about volunteers who live outside of the host city. This exploratory research makes a novel contribution by focusing on a group of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games volunteers from a non-host...

Author(s)
Chen ShuShu; Zheng JinMing; Dickson, G.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Managing Sport and Leisure, 2018, 23, 3, pp 189-203
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...

Author(s)
Bradford, S.; Hills, L.; Johnston, C.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 2016, 8, 2, pp 231-244
Abstract

Although emerging research suggests members of smaller communities are more likely to play sport, including professional sport, there is little understanding of what sociocultural factors may be associated with sporting contexts in smaller communities. The purpose of this study was to assess if...

Author(s)
Balish, S. M.; Rainham, D.; Blanchard, C.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 2018, 16, 2, pp 203-213
Abstract

Along with other sporting mega-events, the Olympic Games, in all its versions, makes extensive use of volunteers. The 70,000 London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic volunteers, for example, played a vital role in the delivery of the event. Stebbins' theoretical perspective of serious leisure includes...

Author(s)
Wilks, L.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Leisure Studies, 2016, 35, 5, pp 652-667
Abstract

Volunteers make important contributions across the spectrum of event settings, most visibly at high profile mega events such as the Olympic Games they are volunteers are lauded as 'Games makers', 'unsung heroes' and the like. Less visibly volunteers are the heart and soul of community events and...

Author(s)
Smith, K. A.; Lockstone-Binney, L.; Holmes, K.; Baum, T.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Event volunteering: international perspectives on the event volunteering experience, 2014, pp 208 pp.
Abstract

The aim of this article is to investigate the relation between the legacy planning process of the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG 2016) and the willingness of event volunteers to continue long-term club volunteering and sports event volunteering after the YOG 2016. The article is based on...

Author(s)
Sand, T. S.; Strittmatter, A. M.; Hanstad, D. V.
Publisher
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 2017, 17, 4/6, pp 242-260
Abstract

Despite volunteers being essential for the success of many mega sport events, there is little known about what motivates them to volunteer at such events. This study aims to address this gap. This article commences by developing Getz's event portfolio into a new expanded sport event typology. It...

Author(s)
Dickson, T. J.; Benson, A. M.; Blackman, D. A.; Terwiel, F. A.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2013, 17, 1, pp 77-92
Abstract

The European Voluntary Service of the European Union is thought to play a key role in promoting and encouraging volunteering among young people. Integrating the social work of EVS volunteers into activities through sport organizations is believed to help develop the perception of volunteering as an ...

Author(s)
Erturan-Ogut, E. E.
Publisher
De Gruyter Open, Warsaw, Poland
Citation
Physical Culture and Sport: Studies and Research, 2014, 64, 1, pp 71-85
Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the antecedents of volunteer commitment and intention to remain volunteering for the same event in the future, in the context of two annually held Norwegian cycling race events. Design/methodology/approach - A cross-sectional design was used,...

Author(s)
Mykletun, R. J.; Himanen, K.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
Sport, Business and Management, 2016, 6, 3, pp 246-273
Abstract

This research was done in order to describe students' attitudes on volunteering in sport. The sample consisted of 231 students from Serbia with an average age of 21.06±3.12 years. They were from eight colleges and faculties. For nominal and ordinal variables, frequencies were determined. Many of...

Author(s)
Mihajlovic, M.; Komnenic, N.; Kastratovic, E.; Cilerdzic, V.
Publisher
Greek Center for Sport Science Research, Sparta, Greece
Citation
Choregia: Sport Management International Journal, 2010, 6, 2, pp 5-18

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