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Mobilising Voluntary Action in the UK

Learning from the Pandemic

Edited by Irene Hardill, Jurgen Grotz and Laura Crawford

Published

Oct 1, 2022

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447367222

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Oct 1, 2022

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447367239

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Oct 1, 2022

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447367246

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Mobilising Voluntary Action in the UK

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The COVID-19 pandemic transformed the landscape of voluntary action. Some volunteering projects had to be paused, while others were delivered in different ways, but across all four UK nations large numbers of people began volunteering for the first time.

This book provides an overview of the constraints and opportunities of mobilising voluntary action across the four UK jurisdictions during the pandemic. Sector experts and academics examine the divergent voluntary action policy frameworks adopted, the state and non-state supported volunteer responses, the changes in the profile of volunteers and the plans to sustain their involvement.

This book addresses the urgent policy and practice need for evidence-based considerations to support the recovery from the pandemic and to prepare for future emergencies.

Laura Crawford is Teaching Fellow at the University of Birmingham.

Irene Hardill is Professor of Public Policy at Northumbria University.

Jurgen Grotz is Director of the Institute for Volunteering Research at the University of East Anglia.

1. Introduction - Laura Crawford, Irene Hardill and Jurgen Grotz

2. Voluntary Action and the Pandemic across the UK - Ewen Speed, Laura Crawford Alasdair Rutherford and Irene Hardill

3. England - Amy McGarvey, Jo Stuart, Eddy Hogg and Catherine Goodall

4. Northern Ireland - Denise Hayward, Nick Acheson, Andrew Hanna, and Martina McKnight

5. Scotland - Matthew Linning, Debbie Maltman and Gemma Jackson

6. Wales - James Lundie, Sally Rees and Rhys Dafydd Jones

7. The Road(s) to Recovery? Discussion and Conclusion - Laura Crawford, Irene Hardill, Jurgen Grotz