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Dobrovoľníctvo a jeho význam pri práci so seniormi
Voluntary Work and its Importance with the Seniors

Author(s): Katarína Bundzelová, Slávka Kročková, František Radi
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Applied Sociology
Published by: VERBUM - vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku
Keywords: Volunteering; Volunteer; Seniors; Social Services; Social Work; Ethics;

Summary/Abstract: The article highlights volunteering in social services focusing on working with senior citizens. Volunteering is becoming an increasingly popular and sought-after form of help that volunteers perform selflessly, from their own initiative, thus contributing to improving society, while at the same time encouraging positive change. As part of the provision of social services, volunteering is an irreplaceable site that leads to support for assistance. Volunteers help raise seniority in quality of life, maintain dignity, values, relationships, overcome feelings of loneliness and isolation. Work has a theoretical focus. He points out the importance and benefits of volunteering as well as the volunteer activity performed for seniors in social services.

  • Issue Year: XIX/2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 61-71
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Slovak