The main objective of any social worker today is to get a good a society. There was a time when charity and solidarity works were used interchangeable. But now as the time progressed there is a fine line of distinction between both the types of social works. On one hand charity is a contribution or help done for the poor whereas on the other hand solidarity is a combination of people who share common responsibilities, interests and perseverance (Featherstone, 2012). Now the time has come when solidarity work do not consists of charity or altruism.
Today there is more demand of solidarity work in comparison to charity or altruism. This is mainly due to the reason that now charity is seen as anti-social and low and cruel idea. The term charity signifies that the receiver is on the lower side and has no prestige whereas the giver is considered as the most powerful person. The solidarity work on other hand is an association and has no links with charity or altruism. The best example of solidarity works are insurance firms, companies giving pensions and other such cooperative societies.
In all the above examples it could be observed that the base of the companies or the societies is not on the charity or altruism, it is just the mutual interest of various people which brought them together. One of my personal experiences towards solidarity work is the pension companies (Lynch et al, 2009). These are the places where people in need get a particular amount as pension by just paying an annual subscription amount. Similarly in case of insurance companies too, the person is liable to get the amount equal to the amount of insurance of the product. The most important and beneficial point in solidarity work is that the receiver do not owe anything to any person. He would get the help according to the amount he has paid.