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Volunteering for seniors from the perspective of young volunteers
Anisimova, Alina ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Šťovíčková Jantulová, Magdaléna (referee)
This thesis is focused on the study of volunteering for seniors from the perspective of young volunteers. There is paid a significant attention in the theoretical and empirical parts to the motivations for involvement in volunteering. Obtained from respondents data imply benefits and complications described and grouped in the Research results part. Another area of research are relationships with volunteers' own grandparents; their influence on the decision to start volunteering and on the development of a relationship with the client. Key words Volunteering, youth, elderly, grandparents, motivations, benefits, complications
Functioning of Volunteering within the Family
Radová, Markéta ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Frič, Pavol (referee)
The thesis focuses on the functioning of volunteering within the family. The theoretical part deals with the definition of concepts related to the definition of volunteering. This thesis also includes the search of foreign literature which is dedicated to the study of volunteering in the family. In the empirical part is applied a qualitative research which is performed by the method of grounded theory. In the thesis are employed in-depth interviews on members of three families in which more than one family member volunteers are actively involved. The aim of the thesis is to add a different point of view into the topic of transfer of volunteering in the family. This thesis points out the family dimension of volunteering which most studies nowadays marginalize. Exploring the transfer of volunteering in the family is able to provide a unique insight of how each member is aware of volunteering. It also considers how and for which reasons the family members are or are not committed to the volunteering.
Confidence in Nonprofit Organizations
Vnoučková, Kamila ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Muhič Dizdarevič, Selma (referee)
The diploma thesis is focused on Visegrad Group citizens' trust in nonprofit organizations. Public trust in nonprofit organization is crucial for functioning of nonprofit organizations in society and for their societal status. The diploma thesis discusses trust in postcommunist countries which is generally considered weak due to their past. The purpose of the diploma thesis is to find out if diffences in trust in nonprofit organization of V4 countries citizens exist with regard to educatiion and age of citizens. The first and also thereotical part of the thesis consists of theoretical concepts of civil society, nonprofit organization and relevant types of trust. Empirical part of the thesis consists of methodology, analytical steps, intepretation, results and conclusion. In order to test the two hypotheses based on expected relation between trust in nonprofit organization, age and education the ordinal regression was used as a research method which led to a discovery of statistically significant relation between variables. Key words: civil society, nonprofit organization, trust in nonprofit organization, Visegrad Group
A Volunteer - Puppy Raiser in the Czech Republich and the United States of America
Luksa, Linda ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Frič, Pavol (referee)
This master thesis introduces a form of volunteering which is not well known to the public, so-called puppy raising of guide dogs for the visually impaired. This phenomenon is introduced on the background of a comparison of two civil society service organizations, one based in the Czech Republic and the other in the United States of America. These organizations both come from a different type of civil society but have many similarities as well. At the end of this thesis, the results found through qualitative research are presented, where these data were gained through interviews, documents, but also by participatory observation directly in the respective organizations.
Motivation of doctors and medical students to volunteer in Itibo
Boháčová, Alžběta ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Dohnalová, Marie (referee)
This thesis focuses on motivation for volunteering in the humanitarian and development project Czech hospital in Itibo, Kenya, which operates under the patronage of Adra, o. p. s. The thesis selects main motivations leading to the decision for volunteering in Africa. The qualitative research is based on the VFI (Volunteer Function Inventory) theory and inquires into the motivations of doctors, medical students and the founder of the project, Aleš Bárta. Data collection method consist of an interview and the analysis of the pre-departure essay of medical students. But the aim of the thesis is to describe not only the motivations which are a part of the VFI theory, but also those not defined by VFI.
Senior volunteerism in intergeneratioal programs
Zavadová, Kateřina ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Legnerová, Kateřina (referee)
The diploma thesis deals with volunteering of seniors in intergenerational programs. In my work I deal with the phenomenon of volunteering as a beneficial civic activity, together with the phenomenon of an ever-growing post-productive group of our population, the elderly. I connect these two phenomena in my work and put them into interaction with intergenerational issues. The aim of the research part is to map the possibilities of volunteer involvement of seniors in intergenerational programs in the Czech Republic, where senior volunteers act as service providers to the younger generation. I focus on various programs in which the oldest and youngest generation interact directly through various activities. The specific objectives are to find out how senior volunteers are addressed in these intergenerational programs from the perspective of program coordinators and to clarify the causes of the small number of senior volunteers involved in these programs.
Young volunteer's perception of volunteering and their experiences with peer reactions to volunteering
Stolínová, Barbora ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Moree, Dana (referee)
Young volunteer's perception of volunteering and their experiences with peer reactions to volunteering Bc. Barbora Stolínová Abstract Peer influence is usually studied in the field of negative behavior. This thesis handles the topic of influence of peers and their reaction to prosocial behavior and volunteering as one of its manifestations. In the first part of thesis a search of research from foreign countries was performed. Focus groups and semi-structured interviews were conducted in the second empirical part of this research. The aim was to find out how volunteers perceive their volunteering within their social environment, which reaction of their peers they experience and how they deal with them. Target group for this research were young volunteers in the age from 15 to 25 from environmental non-profit organizations. Findings from the empirical analysis of the focus group and interviews can be used for work with volunteers in organizations, so there are recommendations for volunteer coordinators in the final part of the thesis. Key words Volunteering, volunteer, youth, young people, peers, peer reactions, non-profit organization
The Motivation of volunteers to work in developing countries
Cironis, Tomáš ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Klípa, Ondřej (referee)
The diploma thesis deals with the issue of motivation to volunteer in developing countries. The aim of the diploma thesis was to analyze the concept of volunteering in developing countries, with regard to the motivation of people who choose to volunteer in a developing country. The theoretical part characterizes the main concepts and topics such as volunteering, including its legislative definition, developing countries, motivation to volunteer. The practical part describes the research, which aimed to analyze the motivation of volunteers working in developing countries. The research sample consisted of 75 volunteers who were given a questionnaire of Author's own design. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with two other volunteers. Volunteers were found to be motivated to help, as well as motivation associated with personal gain. The motivation of volunteers was formed due to the experience with the effectiveness of aid in volunteering. Weaknesses were identified, in particular regarding the preparation of volunteers before leaving for a developing country. Part of the work is a recommendation for sending organizations, as well as for the volunteers themselves. Key words: Civil society, developing country, education, motivation, sending organization, voluntarism, volunteering.
Possibilities of involvement in volunteering for seniors in the Prague 8 region
Tučková, Zdeňka ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Deverová, Lenka (referee)
The aim of this MA thesis is to identify, describe and summarize the possibilities which seniors have to engage in volunteer activities in their place of residence, in the city district of Prague 8. We want to make it easier for seniors to choose volunteering and support them in their decision-making whether to consider volunteering at all. Information about suitable opportunities can influence their decision-making to start volunteering. The secondary goal is to find out the interests of seniors in participating in volunteer activities. Site preferences, areas of volunteering and communication channels. The purpose of this MA thesis is to make the results usable from a practical point of view. Another aim is to make recommendations for facilitating the involvement of senior volunteers, mainly with an emphasis on communication and publication of information on volunteering, seniors' ideas about volunteering for civil society organizations or directly for the city district. Keywords Senior, volunteer, volunteering, volunteer program, civil society organization, possibilities of involvement, barriers of involvement
Reflexive style of volunteering at organization focused on integration of foreigners
Taraskina, Vilena ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Moree, Dana (referee)
This diploma thesis deals with the study of the world of reflexive volunteers and their retention in a selected non-profit organization. The theoretical part provides an overview of the motivations for volunteering and the current functioning of volunteering in the Czech Republic and the European Union; it also focuses on transforming the way volunteers are involved from the perspective of modernization and describes in detail the process of volunteer management. The empirical part consists of interviews with ten volunteers in a selected organization in order to understand its motivations, length and intensity of work, relationships with other volunteers and employees. Finally, practical recommendations for the volunteer coordinator are presented regarding selected aspects of volunteer management, with special emphasis on the retention of volunteers. Keywords Collective and reflexive styles of volunteering, traditional, modern, volunteer management , volunteer retention.

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