Why do people volunteer for Community First Responder groups?
Vernon-Evans, Alix (2011) Why do people volunteer for Community First Responder groups? [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
Community first responders (CFRs) are being increasingly used by ambulance services in the UK to help provide emergency care in rural areas. CFRs are volunteers often with no previous medical knowledge and they have not yet been investigated sociologically. Although CFR groups work with the ambulance service, they are independently run with only basic guidelines set by the ambulance service. The motivations of lay people who join CFR groups may be significant in understanding the way in which CFR schemes are such a successful example of volunteering in the 21st century.
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