Empowering Youth Volunteerism: The Importance and Global Motivating Factors

Authors

  • Mardhiyyah Sahri Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam
  • Khairudin Murad Faculty of Communication and Media Studies Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam
  • Asmidar Alias Faculty of Civil Engineering Universiti Teknologi MARA Pahang
  • Mohd Dasuqkhi Mohd Sirajuddin Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam

Abstract

The positive impacts that volunteerism carries are undeniable, as it does not only mould quality human capital for the nation, but through it, we are also preparing future generation to lead the country. Malaysia currently has 1.2 million university students, however, unfortunately there is a lack of recent study of the involvement of the university students in volunteerism. Realizing the importance of the involvement of the undergraduate student in volunteerism as it acts as a tool to inculcate the sense of morality in self and social responsibility towards the country, this study seeks to highlight the importance of volunteerism as a tool for educating the youth. It also analyzes a global overview of youths volunteerism with a comparison being made to the local scenario. Most importantly, factors that motivated them in volunteering are also discussed so as to provide a guideline in empowering youth volunteerism.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2013.v3n7p502

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Published

2013-09-30

How to Cite

Sahri, M., Murad, K., Alias, A., & Sirajuddin, M. D. M. (2013). Empowering Youth Volunteerism: The Importance and Global Motivating Factors. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 3(7), 502. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/jesr/article/view/995