Volunteering as a participation pathway

Document type
Briefing
Corporate author(s)
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (Great Britain)
Publisher
NCVO
Date of publication
1 September 2011
Subject(s)
Social Policy, Community Development and Regeneration
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Briefing from the Pathways Through Participation research project exploring definitions and understandings of participation. This paper focuses on volunteering understood as a gateway to and means of social participation. The research examines the drivers of participation, links between participation activities and the consistency and intensity of participation over the course of people's lifetimes. The briefing outlines some of the implications and recommendations for volunteer-involving organisations and volunteer centres resulting from the research. The recommendations are primarily focused on the management of volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations and stress the importance of individual attention to training, external factors, resources and personal support.

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