Event Volunteering: International Perspectives on the Event Volunteering Experience

Karen A. Smith (Editor), Leonie Lockstone-Binney (Editor), Kirsten Holmes (Editor), Tom Baum (Editor)

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Abstract

This book is the first to showcase and advance international research into the volunteering experience at events, drawing on the work of key scholars in this field. Events of all sizes benefit from volunteer support but event volunteering research is frequently case study-based and individually these cases make a limited impact. This text brings together cases from around the world, specifically including those that expand theoretical and methodological boundaries. It features mega events like the 2012 Olympics and the 2011 Rugby World Cup, alongside music festivals and sports events. New areas that are examined include the benefits of event volunteering for students, the role of volunteers in social enterprise events and new methodological approaches to researching this phenomenon, specifically ethnographic and cross-national studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbington
Number of pages212
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2014

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Event Research Series
PublisherRoutledge

Keywords

  • event research
  • event volunteering
  • volunteering
  • olympic games
  • events makers
  • Commonwealth Games

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    Smith, K. A., Lockstone-Binney, L., Holmes, K., & Baum, T. (Eds.) (2014). Event Volunteering: International Perspectives on the Event Volunteering Experience. (Routledge Advances in Event Research Series).