Civic service is a long-term, intensive form of volunteering. This article reports on a global assessment of civic service, which identified 210 programs in 57 countries. Program goals and administrative partnerships suggest that civic service is a social development intervention. For civic service to achieve its potential, research is recommended regarding server inclusivity, goal accomplishment, and the nature and effect of partnerships.
Project: Global Assessment of Civic Service
McBride, A. M., Benítez, C., & Danso, K. (2003). Civic service worldwide: Social development goals and partnerships (CSD Working Paper No. 03-13). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.