No vacation for mission: Motivations and benefits of volunteering during the community lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to the student volunteers of De La Salle University


Center for Social Concern and Action

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Conference Proceeding

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7th International Conference on Education

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Student Social formation programs targeting student volunteering and service learning are directed at boosting civic behavior among young people. This research would like on a scale would show the reasons and rates at which student volunteers of the University, De La Salle University in Manila, which has its own Center and program for Student Social Formation, a program made to encourage student volunteerism in the University, Under this program there are two active youth organizations, The Lasallian Outreach and Volunteer Effort (LOVE) and the De La Salle – Red Cross Youth (DLS-RCY). The research reveals that high rates of student volunteering and would also introduce the reasons as per why Volunteerism is still prevalent even during quarantine. The purpose of this study is to identify the gains of being a volunteer student especially in the lockdown period caused by the pandemic and would be a basis to encourage to create new programs and activities for volunteer groups in times of health crisis. The researcher conducted a Focal Group Discussion recorded via zoom in over 20 student volunteers of the Center for Social Concern and Action Volunteers of De La Salle University who will be asked on the factors by which how volunteering and program development works even during community lockdown. For a conclusion, the researcher would disclose that student volunteers were influenced by a mix of motivations and benefits, with differences on a continuum of volunteer involvement enhanced by the blended learning practices started by the university enhanced during the lockdown.



Civic and Community Engagement


Voluntarism—Philippines; Student volunteers in social service—Philippines; COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- —Influence

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