Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers
In the course section “Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers” we explicated why people feel motivated to work in refugee aid and illustrated several motive types.
During the last years empirical studies showed that the motives of volunteers in the field are various. For example, a study initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Families, Seniors, Women and Youth (2017) came to the result that volunteers in refugee aid have slightly different reasons for their activities than volunteers in general.
The respondents were asked which of the following motives were crucial for their voluntary engagement, and the results were 1: