The Influence Of Attitude On Volunteering

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Learning Journal Exercise 8 – Attitudes Word count : An attitude is a great predictor of behaviour. In this journal I will try to create a positive attitude to students regarding volunteering. In order to do so I have come up with strategies to change the following aspects of their attitudes : (i) affective component (ii) the cognitive component (iii) the behavioural component AFFECTIVE component refers to the feeelings or emotional reactions. In order to change a students attitude on adervisting I would create an advertising campaign that would appeal to a student’s emotional side and make a heart to heart connection. Many older, lifelong volunteers people don’t volunteer because they’re told they have to, they volunteer because they…show more content…
Show Your Appreciation. Another reason why a student might not be interested in volunteering is that they might think they wont b needed or appreciated. volunteers need to be appreciated for what they do. If a students efforts not being recognized, they will become more inclined to quit or become less available. I would suggest thanking students on a regular basis and letting them know they are apprecialted 4. Show Them How They Made A Difference There’s no better way to create a positive attitude towards volunteering than showing volunteers the results of their hard work. Seeing a child who after months of tutoring is finally able to read a book out loud or knowing someone is living a healthier, happier life because of you is a feeling no volunteer will ever forget. Cognitive 5. Provide Social Recognition. Volunteers can have their work recognized not only internally, but externally as well. You can use social media to your advantage – for example, post a photo depicting volunteers in action on your organization’s Facebook wall. Seeing all the likes and comments will warm their hearts with joy and provide a great source of…show more content…
Start working on your motivation strategies right now – every investment in your volunteers pays back with an immeasurable passion and willingness to work for an important cause. beliefs cognitive 3) Tap Directly Into What Motivates Students – Students are indeed busy people, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have time for volunteering. , why do students volunteer? I can think of two good reasons -- 1) to gain work experience (check out our college intern Kierra Warren's comments on volunteering, for an example) and 2) to have fun with their friends. \So, find opportunities that help students develop skills specific to their field of study. Bill them as “service learning opportunities” and communicate clearly what will be gained (i.e., what will they be able to put on their resume, who will they meet and be able to network with, etc BELIEFS 1. Know Their Reasons For Volunteering. In order to keep your volunteers engaged and motivated, you need to first understand the reasons behind their decision to volunteer. Whether they do it to feel good about themselves, acquire new skills or just to make a difference, you’re the one that needs to gather this information and apply it, creating a volunteer program that fosters long-term

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