Research: Impact of COVID-19 on volunteering

25 June 2020

Volunteer Scotland is researching the impact of COVID-19 on informal volunteering, mutual aid groups and formal volunteering.

Outputs will be shared over the coming months starting with a paper on mutual aid groups, presentations shared at the Mini-Expos on 23 and 30 June 2020 and our mapping of social media and press coverage.

  • Mutual aid groups in Scotland – a profile of the number, scale and location of mutual aid groups across Scotland – 20th April 2020
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  • Mapping of press and social media coverage– an Excel spreadsheet of articles, reports and media coverage relating to volunteering during COVID-19. This is being made available as an open-access public resource. Evidence has been logged daily since mid-March and an updated version of the spreadsheet will be posted to our website on a monthly basis. The latest version includes evidence up till 23 June 2020.
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  • Impact of COVID-19 on volunteering in Scotland – a presentation for the Mini-Expos – 23rd and 30th June 2020 (summary and detailed versions available below).