Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Analysis of Selected Socio - Economic Aspects of Volunteering in Slovakia
Issue: Vol. 9, No 2, 2016
Published date: 06-2016 (print) / 06-2016 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Vincent Soltes
Beata Gavurova
Keywords: volunteering, valuing of volunteer work, the benefits of volunteering, volunteering of seniors, volunteering of handicapped
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2016/9-2/13
Index PUBMS: d6202a53-0280-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 183-196 (14)
JEL classification: L31, L38

Slovakia is a country where volunteering interest lags behind in recognition and development. Reasons of such insufficient development lay in deep system character. Evaluation of Slovak voluntary activities and quantification of analysed issues represent the principal aims of this study. The National Volunteer Center realized the research, while 95 registered non- governmental organizations out of 300 organizations participated in it. Regional disparities in specific fields of volunteering and also in focus on targeted groups were analytically determined. Most numerous group is formed by irregular volunteers while their activities are mainly related to public, social groups and families with children. Economic, financial, legal, legislative and human resource area represent an issue for volunteering organizations and their development. The research results provide information for social policy creators and the institutions that have links in their processes. However, elimination of insufficient development of the Slovak volunteering requires many new system solutions.