"Voluntary Society: Motivation and Characteristics of Portuguese"
Carlos Sangreman, Luísa Martins, Bruno Damásio

This research gives a better understanding on the features of voluntary Portuguese society and to estimate its motivation towards patterns and trends in volunteering. This study is based on an empirical literature research using both a questionnaire survey and an econometric model. Motivated volunteers usually value the work that they conduct contributing to the success of the organization for which they work. It is assumed that looking at motivated potential volunteers, the organizations are able to better identify the volunteer who might be adapted to a certain position, having greater probability of job satisfaction and well-being with the entrusted tasks and within the whole organization. Therefore, in its universality, the good recognition of the volunteer’s initial motivation provides a good job for both parties.

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