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: 

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.

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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).

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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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