Briefing 6: Rapid research COVID-19

13 Oct 2020

Grassroots volunteering in 26 communities in response to COVID-19

This is the sixth in our rapid research series on responses to COVID-19 in 26 communities in England, and how they recover. Building on the previous literature review on volunteering (Briefing 5, Volunteering through crisis and beyond: starting, stopping and shifting), this briefing uses insights from across these communities to explore questions in relation to what volunteering is taking place, who is getting involved, how it is organised, whether new forms of volunteering are emerging as a result of the pandemic, and whether volunteers’ energy can be sustained as the pandemic continues.

Further briefings, which will share early findings and learn from others exploring similar questions, will be published through 2020 and 2021.

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