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Coronavirus volunteers aren’t just a source of free labour – don’t take advantage of them

Posted By Matt Baillie Smith, Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Article in The Conversation, May 19, 2020

Coronavirus volunteers aren’t just a source of free labour – don’t take advantage of them

, Professor of International Development, Northumbria University, Newcastle

"The diverse groups of volunteers responding to COVID-19 around the world are a source of positivity and hope.

But volunteers are not simply a source of free labour. Volunteering is both political and influenced by social and cultural factors. Keeping volunteers safe and well demands investment, and how they are engaged and by whom has consequences during and beyond a crisis." ....read more.

 

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