Volunteer Scotland has provided a summary of research by James Davies. Key points include that ‘Youth-to-youth relationships work well’.
This research examines the nature and extent of volunteering participation and attitudes towards volunteering among young people (aged 11-18 years). Summary Report Full Report Youth volunteering participation has grown to 52%, nearly double the adult figure of 27%. Youth volunteering … Continue reading
This report presents findings from the 2015 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey. It explores levels of social capital in Scotland by addressing a number of key questions on feelings of belonging, social networks, and civic participation. Most of the questions included … Continue reading
Impact of the Third Sector as Social Innovation (an EU sponsored research collaboration between 11 European institutions led by the University of Heidelberg) has analysed over 800,000 responses to different surveys to inform its report, ‘Welfare impacts of participation‘ and … Continue reading
A survey from innovation foundation Nesta shows a lack of motivation and a misunderstanding of the opportunities for volunteers, particularly volunteering roles working alongside public services. The survey showed: Respondents believe the average volunteer to be female, over 60 years … Continue reading
The Scottish Volunteering Forum has produced a document, Why Volunteering Matters: The Case for Change, as part of its continued work to: Enable and encourage more people to get involved in volunteering to ensure equality of opportunity for all Support quality … Continue reading