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Volunteering Journeys

Repository entry 1 September 2022

A rapid evidence review from the Institute for Community Studies, commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to explore young people’s experiences of, and attitudes to, volunteering.

Volunteering Journeys examines how young people perceive and experience the UK’s current volunteering ‘offer’, and how it cou…

Understanding local patterns of volunteer activity during COVID-19

Repository entry 1 December 2021

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport commissioned The Young Foundation to undertake an initial scoping study to identify some of the ways in which volunteers were mobilised at local levels during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the research was:

to identify some of the ways in which volunteer groups operated and develo…

Discomfort, Dissatisfaction & Disconnect: Exploring local economic perceptions through peer research

Repository entry 1 May 2021

This report by the Institute for Community Studies explores local economies from the perspectives of local communities through over fifty in-depth interviews undertaken using peer research, giving a platform to these all-too-often forgotten voices. The authors explore the priorities for transition and transformation in local economies thro…

The social implications of Covid-19 on Communities

Repository entry 1 December 2020

For over 20 years scholars and, more recently, policymakers have proposed that a ‘turn’ to community will occur in times of uncertainty and globalised crisis. The global outbreak of Covid-19 has presented an unprecedented test for this hypothesis in the UK context. Individual and family- focused organising surged and continues to happe…


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