Directing Volunteer Work to Achieve the Well-Being of University Students (Youth), to Ensure Collective Health

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Aida Albasalah, Samar Alshawwa, Razan Alarnous


Volunteers often represent the soul and heart of a group, performing tasks and providing services that keep the group functional and productive. Several groups have less paid staff than volunteers. Structured questionnaire was administered to individuals associated with Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 49 duly completed questionnaires were returned. The respondents were professionals within the ages of 25 and above 40 years. The general objective of this study is to assess the concept of volunteer work among university students (youth); assess various types of volunteer work; examine how directing volunteer work can achieve the well-being of university students (youth); examine how volunteer work ensures collective health. The results showed the benefits of volunteering which ranges from dissemination of culture, promotion of Islamic values and morals, enhancement of student’s skills, community education and awareness of female students, coordination with training organizations and positive contribution to the society. It also revealed the reasons why participants (volunteers) opted to take part in volunteering. Social media, though used by most of the respondents, are utilized irregularly. The results also revealed the correlation between four axes of this study (first axis, second axis, third axis and fourth axis)

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