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Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA)


This study examined levels of satisfaction with dimensions of the volunteer job to determine whether there was a meaningful association between dissatisfaction with the volunteer job and the decision to discontinue volunteering among senior volunteers.

Very little association was found to exist. Senior volunteers who stopped volunteering were only somewhat less satisfied with their volunteer jobs than those who continued to volunteer. Rather, the findings suggest that other reasons, namely poor health, the need for paid employment, and other personal reasons accounted for turnover among older volunteers.