Encouraging Voluntary Work Among Public Service Retirees: How Policy Intervention Can Help·
Uttam Singh, Surjit Singh and Md. Sail, Rahim and Bahaman, Abu Samah and Lumayag, Linda Alfarero (2005) Encouraging Voluntary Work Among Public Service Retirees: How Policy Intervention Can Help·. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 13 (2). pp. 219-230. ISSN 0128-7702
This paper is part empirical and part theoretical. It argues that for volunteerism to be a permanent feature in the society there must be a public policy that encourages, motivates and appreciates the value ofvolunteerism, and that it should be consciously acknowledged in the community. To be able to create this sense, a new developmental view on the contributive roles of the ageing population must be in place in the policy intervention. Malaysia, a rapidly industrializing country in the Asian region, must recognize the fact that a great number ofwilling and committed retirees could be tapped as potential volunteer workers for the continuing development of the broader community.
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