Volunteering as a technology for involving public activity and a factor of influence on the career strategies of youth




Palabras clave:

volunteering, social technology, public activity, career strategy, youth.


The article is devoted to the study of volunteering as a social technology through which young people are involved in public activity, and as a factor that affects the individual career strategies of its representatives. The world, all-Ukrainian and local tendencies of changes in the level of interest of young people in volunteering are compared, based on the results of a sociological survey of the attitude towards volunteering of students from one of the leading universities in Southern Ukraine and the results of other scientific studies on this issue. The results obtained confirm national trends. Thus, the most popular areas of volunteering among the youth coincide: helping children (74%), animals (66%), ATO soldiers (64%). The data on the motivational specifics of youth volunteering demonstrate a variety of perceptions of the value of volunteer experience even within the same age group of youth. The factor of student youth having free time is not a key factor in terms of their involvement in volunteering. The established interdependence between the self-identification of student youth and the presence of volunteer experience seems to be important. The obtained data and conclusions regarding age-related motivational characteristics and stereotypes about barriers to volunteering will help to correctly plan activities to involve young people in volunteering. In addition, the study will be useful for the development and improvement of educational programs aimed at training specialists in working with youth, organizing the involvement of its representatives in participating in the volunteer movement.

Biografía del autor/a

Valeriia Ovcharova, Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.

Master’s Degree in Social Work, Postgraduate Student, Department of Social Philosophy and Public Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Management, Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.

Ganna Boiko, Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.

Phd in Psychology, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department of Social Philosophy and Public Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Management, Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.

Mariia Kulyk, Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.

Phd in Sociology, Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Management, Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.

Taras Ivanovich Butchenko, Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.

Doctor of Sciences in Philosophy, Associate Professor, Department of Social Philosophy and Public Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Management, Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.

Lidiia Kupina, National University ‘‘Zaporizhzhia Polytechnicˮ, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.

Lecturer, Department of General Law and Political Science, Faculty of Law, National University ‘‘Zaporizhzhia Polytechnicˮ, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.


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Ovcharova, V. ., Boiko, G. ., Kulyk, M. ., Butchenko, T. I. ., & Kupina, L. . (2022). Volunteering as a technology for involving public activity and a factor of influence on the career strategies of youth. Revista Eduweb, 16(3), 294–312. https://doi.org/10.46502/issn.1856-7576/2022.16.03.22