Youth volunteers benefit socially and emotionally by helping at-risk peers

Updated: May 7

This research surveyed at-risk youth at a help center, as well as the youth and adult volunteers working there. Results found that youth volunteers were motivated by social aspects with clients, supervisors and peers. The at-risk youth viewed the youth volunteers as relatable to themselves and even gained inspiration from them to begin volunteering at the center. Youth volunteers reported high levels of commitment and satisfaction from volunteering at the center and that they were planning to volunteer more often in the future.

Source: Children and Youth Services Review

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