Civic service can be considered a long-term, intensive form of volunteering. It is more structured, occurring through distinct programs and requiring a sustained commitment from the server. Civic service can be defined as an organized period of substantial engagement and contribution to the local, national, or world community, recognized and valued by society, with minimal monetary compensation to the participant (Sherraden, 2001b, p. 5).
Project: Global Assessment of Civic Service
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