Encouraging voluntary work among public service retirees: how policy intervention can help
Uttam Singh, Surjit Singh and Md. Sail, Rahim and Abu Samah, Bahaman 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; ESSN: 2231-8534
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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 of volunteerism, 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 of willing and committed retirees could be tapped as potential volunteer workers for the continuing development of the broader community.
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