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‘Times Like These’: Researching civil society responses to and recovery from COVID-19

Thursday, June 25, 2020  
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‘Times Like These’: Researching civil society responses to and recovery from COVID-19

Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research e-Conference 2020

Session title:  Volunteering and COVID-19

Session date: 8 September 2020, 11:30-13:00

Session organisers: Angela Ellis Paine and Veronique Jochum

We are interested in contributions based on research (completed or in progress, empirical or theoretical) on a range of topics related to volunteering during and after COVID-19. This could include the impact of the lockdown and social distancing on existing volunteers, the mobilisation of volunteers through national volunteering schemes such as the NHS Responders scheme but also on a local level through informal networks and community groups, the experience of volunteers during the crisis, the use and development of online volunteering, and the wider impact of COVID-19 on the future of volunteering.

If you are interested in presenting your research on volunteering and COVID-19, during the Times Like These e-conference, then please get in touch, via Angela ( with a 150 word abstract, including: title, contributors names and affiliations, brief outline of themes to be covered, brief details of methodology/forms of evidence being drawn upon. The deadline for expressions of interest/abstracts is 5pm on the 30 June 2020.

The exact format of the session will depend upon the nature of the abstracts we receive, but are likely to involve short presentations from each of the speakers and a discussion across participants.

Full details about the e-conference (including details of the other sessions) can be found here

Details of how to register for the conference can be found here

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