Briefing 5: Rapid Research COVID-19

1 Sep 2020

Literature review: volunteering in times of crisis and beyond

The contribution of volunteers in the response to COVID-19 has received considerable attention, highlighting their role in both formal and informal responses. This briefing draws on literature about volunteering during disasters and crises and in ‘normal’ times, to begin to address questions about what volunteering is taking place, who is getting involved and how it is organised.

This is the fifth in our rapid research series on community responses to COVID-19 and how they recover. Further briefings will be published through 2020 and 2021 to share early findings and learn from others exploring similar questions.

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