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Gates, A. B. (2014). Integrating Social Services and Social Change: Lessons From an Immigrant Worker Center. Journal Of Community Practice, 22(1/2), 102-129. doi:10.1080/10705422.2014.901270 http://search.ebscohost.com.library3.webster.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=sih&AN=96412169&site=ehost-live
Hutchinson, R. R., & Quartaro, E. G. (1993). Training Imperatives for Volunteers Caring for High-Risk, Vulnerable Populations. Journal Of Community Health Nursing, 10(2), 87.
Lim, C., & Laurence, J. (2015). Doing good when times are bad: volunteering behaviour in economic hard times. British Journal of Sociology, 66(2), 319-344. doi:10.1111/1468-4446.12122 http://search.ebscohost.com.library3.webster.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=sih&AN=103224266&site=ehost-live
Svoboda, E. (2013, Aug. 31) Hard-wired for giving. Wall Street Journal. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324009304579041231971683854