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Antecedents of Level of Commitment of Volunteers in NGOs: A Case Study of African Youth for Education and Empowerment Foundation (AYEEF) (Published)

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will find Ghana to be one of the most appropriate countries in the world (Arhin, Kumi & Adam, 2018). For addressing poverty, gender equity, rural development, disaster management, environmental conservation, human rights, and other social issues, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have evolved as an important element of the institutional framework.  The general objective of the study is to examine the antecedents of the level of commitment among volunteers. The explanatory study technique was utilized to get detailed knowledge of variables and establish links between dependent and independent variables to analyze the antecedents of dedication among volunteers in African Youth for Education and Empowerment Foundations(AYEEF). The study’s population or target populations were volunteers of the African Youth for Education and Empowerment Foundation. The simple random sampling method was employed to choose respondents for this study. A self-developed questionnaire was the major tool for data collection for the study. Among all the nine challenges ranked, rising cost of food and fuel in the country, ability to travel around the community, lower household incomes were ranked as the three most severe challenges of volunteers in AYEEF. The study concludes that the volunteers did not really feel the need to stay with their organization despite the fact that they were emotionally attached to the organization and believed that they ought to stay committed to the service they offered as volunteers. The study recommended that wide range of volunteer assistance should be provided, from recruitment and on-boarding to ongoing evaluation and feedback after a volunteer has completed their work.

Keywords: Antecedents, Commitment, Non-governmental Organization, Respondents, volunteerism

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