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Cost of Living
Testing our Resilience - The impact of the cost of living crisis on volunteering and volunteers
New analysis which examines the impact of the cost of living crisis on people, organisations and communities, and the implications for volunteering. It includes the ‘Top ten’ areas for action to help the voluntary sector address the crisis.
The Road to Recovery
Lessons Learned from Scotland’s Volunteering Response.The ‘Road to Recovery’ report explores the volunteering response in Scotland during COVID-19, from the perspective of volunteers, volunteer involving organisations, infrastructure organisations and the Scottish Government. The report identifies lessons learned to help inform Scotland’s response to future crises and to harness positive legacy outcomes for volunteering in the longer term.
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 to September 2021.
Health and Wellbeing
We’ve worked in partnership with NHS Tayside to identify the key needs and gaps in support for older people where volunteers can potentially play a vital role.
Historic and Natural Environment
Volunteering by Age
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health and Wellbeing Survey 2017/2018: Cross-Sectional Analysis
Volunteer Scotland analysed the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Adult Health and Wellbeing Survey to explore the relationship between volunteering and a range of social indicators in a number of geographies across the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.