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The Padua community gets active: volunteering in the first phase of the emergency for COVID-19
Journal Title: PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’ 
Author/s: Marta Gaboardi, Silvia Demita, Roberta Cosentino, Natale Canale, Michela Lenzi, Claudia Marino, Alessio Vieno, Massimo Santinello 
Year:  2021 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  16 Pg. 47-62 FullText PDF:  181 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSC2021-001004
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In Padua, during the COVID-19 emergency, the volunteer management project "Per Pa-dova noi ci siamo" was activated. The present research aims at highlighting the characteristics of the volunteers and understanding which factors are related to the willingness to continue volunteering post-emergency. In April-May 2020, 299 people completed an online question-naire designed to investigate the volunteer experience and psycho-social dimensions. Results revealed a relationship between intention to continue volunteering and post- traumatic growth, sense of belonging, and participation in neighborhood meetings. In light of these findings, op-erational proposals are developed to help organizations stimulate and retain people who intend to continue volunteering.
Keywords: volunteering, citizenship, COVID-19, sense of community, post-traumatic growth, neighborhood.

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Marta Gaboardi, Silvia Demita, Roberta Cosentino, Natale Canale, Michela Lenzi, Claudia Marino, Alessio Vieno, Massimo Santinello, The Padua community gets active: volunteering in the first phase of the emergency for COVID-19 in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 1/2021, pp. 47-62, DOI:10.3280/PSC2021-001004

   

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