Volume 1. Issue 2.
Theoretical papers in the Volunteering Review Volume 1, Issue 2 is an extremely actual topics: On the one hand, studies departing from different approaches and by analysing some sub-sectors of volunteering make an assessment of the achievements, changes and challenges of volunteering in Hungary over the past decade. On the other hand, papers reveal the importance of volunteers' motivations by looking at both their theoretical and practical relevance. In this Issue the case study is about the role of volunteering in a specific field (integrated micro-regional children's programs) while the methodological paper analyses a particular form of volunteering, those activities that are carried out at music festivals.
The committed, the disappointed, those who gained experienced and those who have tried - An analysis of the volunteering of Hungarian medical and health scinece students during the COVID-19 pandemic
Anna Mária Bartal - Hajnalka Fényes - Nóra Szalóczy
Local governments and volunteers in the Lake Balaton Resort Area during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic
Károly Fekete -Gábor Dombi - Miklós Oláh
"Our results suggest that volunteering during the Covid-19 pandemic provided the medical and health science students surveyed with a number of positive experiences and reinforcements that could bolster their future professional engagement. Even though they were not adequately prepared for the problematic relationship between patients and staff as well as the external stresses and trauma."
"The engagement of volunteers and civil organisations was particularly strong in the settlements on the shoreline and the Balaton Uplands, where tourism plays a decisive role. In addition, it can be assumed that the non-profit scene has contributed to the moderate lapse of the first wave of pandemic in the entire region."
Professional cooperations and volunteering in integrated subregional child programs
Éva Perpék - Márta Kiss
"Professional managers considered that help of volunteers would be needed in the implementation of several regular and ad hoc activities, but at present their involvement was assessed as relatively difficult. There is little activity, especially in the field of regular volunteering, and the regular volunteers are those who are a priori involved in the implementation of the programs."
Isn't volunteering enough?
"In the last ten years, a methodology has been developed to support the implementation of a large-scale, short-term, episodic volunteer program, which has filled a gap in the world of domestic events. The study provides an insight into the challenges of the building phase, presents major milestones such as the HelloMentor training program or the introduction of the fesztivalonkentes.hu online interface."