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Volunteering and Big Local

27 May 2022

Who volunteers in Big Local communities, what they do and why

This report is about the residents who give up their time to volunteer in their local communities. It explores the characteristics of volunteering linked to the Big Local programme, and how Big Local areas encourage and support that volunteering for the benefit of residents and communities.

How does it come about? What does it involve? What makes it work? In what ways do individuals and communities benefit?

We spoke to volunteers, partnerships, paid workers, reps and local organisations to understand the characteristics of Big Local volunteering and what helps to make it happen.