Covid-19 Research

Scotland’s volunteering response to the COVID-19 crisis and recovery phase should be informed by robust research evidence.

We’ve been tracking and analysing evidence on informal volunteering, mutual aid and formal volunteering since mid-March 2020 – see our mapping of research and media coverage, and our own research publications below: 

Impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s charities

Analysis of volunteering data within OSCR’s "Impact of COVID-19 on Scottish Charities’ survey" - June 2020

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Impact of COVID-19 on volunteering participation in Scotland

Summary analysis of volunteering participation from Ipsos-Mori’s COVID-19 survey of adults across Scotland – June 2020

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Impact of COVID-19 on the Third Sector in Scotland

Summary analysis of volunteering data within the TSI Scotland Network Survey - June 2020

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Mapping of research on COVID-19 and volunteering

A 'map’of research studies across Scotland and the UK detailing research organisations, their research focus and links to any publications. Updated 25th September 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 15th September 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).

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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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