Covid-19: Mutual Aid volunteering in Scotland

Volunteer Scotland has brought together evidence on mutual aid in Scotland to examine:

  • The number of mutual aid groups and the number of volunteers involved 
  • The types of activities undertaken by mutual aid groups
  • Some examples of mutual aid groups and what their ‘offer’ is
  • The benefits of mutual aid, but also the perceived risks
  • The challenges and opportunities which mutual aid has created

The presentation concludes by making the case for an integrated approach between formal volunteering, mutual aid and informal volunteering; one which can deliver a long-term positive impact from COVID-19.

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