Lesson 5: Test your knowledge

Lesson 5 Chapter 1

Time to answer some questions!

1. Motivations

Do you remember? Which of the following are reasons why it's important to know your own motivation for volunteering?
2. Hedonistic or Altruistic

Please check whether we're dealing with an altruistic or a hedonistic volunteer in the following statements:

"It's great that I will be volunteering in December. It is winter at that moment in my country, but summer in South Africa!"
"If I stay with a host family and try to buy my fruits on the local market, I will help the local economy as well!"
"Probably I will have a lot of spare time during my working week. I'm gonna look for other opportunities to be meaningful for the community."
"I'm really looking forward to help local nurses with their daily activities."
"Great that I've received the lonely planet from my friend. Really looking forward to the weekends!"
3. Push and Pull factors

Read the story of Luc and answer the question below:

"Hi! I’m Luc, and I am going to South-Africa for 2 months to teach English at a local school. I want to go abroad for a while to escape the buzzy lifestyle that I’m used to. I chose to go to South Africa because I would love to get to know the local culture. I also hope to meet new friends over there. I’ve heard that the school where I’ll be volunteering has a lack of resources and a shortage of teachers. They can really use my help there. That’s why I chose this project! I’m a teacher in my home country and I already have plenty of ideas on how to work with the students. I hope I can teach them a lot and pass my ideas on to the local teachers, so they can continue with the ideas when I leave. I really want to be of great help to them!

Luc shared his volunteering plans. Which of the following motivations he gave, are pull factors for volunteering?

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