Policy makers have recently sought to use volunteering as a vehicle to develop citizenship, and to offer elements of citizenship as a reward to develop volunteering. Policy proposals have focused on developing citizenship among young people and regard the emergence of volunteering as
a form of currency, able to secure access to social goods and to repay social ills. This paper suggests four key changes that underlie this shift, including an increased role for the state and moves towards coercive forms of incentivisation.
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