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  • Voluntary Organisations & Social Policy in Britainby Margaret Harris; Colin Rochester

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2000; US$ 99.95

    Taking into account the fundamental reassessment of the role of the state in welfare and the funding and organization of the delivery of health care, social services, housing and so on, this book asks what the implications are for voluntary sector organzations, and how will they respond. more...

  • Volunteering as Leisure/Leisure as Volunteeringby R.A. Stebbins; M. Graham

    CABI 2004; US$ 90.00

    Examines critical aspects of contemporary volunteerism, from the perspective of a variety of volunteering contexts. more...

  • A Textbook of Social Workby Brian Sheldon; Geraldine Macdonald

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 51.95

    Where did professional social work originate from? How effective are social work interpretations in the lives of vulnerable people? A Textbook of Social Work provides a comprehensive discussion of social work practice and its evidence-base. It strikes a balance between the need for social workers to understand the social, economic, cultural,... more...

  • Making A World of Differenceby Miles Roston

    Exisle Publishing 2010; US$ 7.49

    Many of us feel helpless when faced with the seemingly endless pain and poverty in the world. We are paralysed by the immensity of the problem, thinking, ‘What can I possibly do?’ Yet sometimes the smallest actions have the biggest consequences. There are people among us who devote themselves to improving the lives of others, and in MAKING... more...

  • A Home of Their Ownby Garry Jenkins

    Transworld 2011; US$ 11.27

    Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is the best-known animal sanctuary in the world. Since it first opened its doors in 1860, millions of abandoned and abused pets have benefited from its refuge. Around the world Battersea is a byword for compassion and hope. It hasn't always been this way. Victorian London had little time for canine strays, and homeless... more...

  • The Price of Virtueby Vivien Foster

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2001; US$ 40.00

    A study of the economic value of the charitable sector, seeking to improve upon rudimentary evaluations of the sector in terms of its income. It demonstrates how much charity adds to the economy, and how much good economics can add to charity. The authors adapt techniques for "willingness-to-pay" and "willingness-to-accept" even... more...

  • A Gift of Hopeby Danielle Steel

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 11.65

    In her powerful memoir His Bright Light , #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel opened her heart to share the devastating story of the loss of her beloved son. In A Gift of Hope, she shows us how she transformed that pain into a campaign of service that enriched her life beyond what she could imagine.   For eleven years, Danielle... more...

  • The Volunteer Management Handbookby Tracy D. Connors

    Wiley 2011; US$ 70.00 US$ 61.50

    Completely revised and expanded, the ultimate guide to starting—and keeping—an active and effective volunteer program Drawing on the experience and expertise of recognized authorities on nonprofit organizations, The Volunteer Management Handbook, Second Edition is the only guide you need for establishing and maintaining an active... more...

  • Stones into Schoolsby Greg Mortenson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.09

    In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with... more...

  • Enterprising care?by Irene Hardill; Susan Baines

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    What does it mean to be a volunteer in the UK today? This book adds new insights into volunteering from the perspective of the individual, the organisation and the community . more...