NCVO - The Findings into the Government’s Response to Volunteering in England amid COVID-19, Winter 2022

A research briefing published recently examines the UK Government’s policy response to volunteering in England, and its impact, during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Authored by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) the briefing presented findings from research that detailed the experiences of those working with volunteers within organisations and communities in England during the pandemic.

Created by The Mobilising Voluntary Action project (MVAin4), Volunteering in England during Covid-19: The Policy Response and its Impact forms part of a study being funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), as part of UK Research and Innovation’s rapid response to Covid-19.

These findings build on a report from July 2021 that examined the challenges during the height of the pandemic and recovery, and is intended realise the policy response to volunteering in England during the pandemic, the impacts of such response, and lessons learned.

The findings also look to explore the ways policymaking can support voluntary action in the future, and how the voluntary sector can work in collaboration with the Government to shape recovery and prepare for future crises.

To read the report on the findings, visit the MVAin4 website.