Volunteers across Scotland are invited to take part in research which explores the relationship between “place” and volunteering.
The research is conducted by Erin Fulton, a postgraduate Masters student at the University of Glasgow, and a volunteer manager with PAS.
Erin’s research, forming the final part of her studies, uses an online survey to ask people about the “place” they volunteer. For the research, “places” means a combination of community and geographical location that together creates a sense of identity and shared purpose. Volunteers are asked to consider where and who their volunteering helps when answering these questions.
The purpose of this study is to find out what role place has in motivating volunteer participation, and how volunteer participation, in turn, affects an individual’s relationship to place.
Data and responses collected will be analysed by Erin and presented in the dissertation she is writing for her qualification, MEd Adult Education, Community Development, and Youth Work. All interested participants will receive a written summary of the findings, and Erin will also present the anonymised information to colleagues. Names will not be mentioned in the dissertation (respondents may choose a pseudonym), and the raw data will be destroyed at the end of the project.
The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.
To submit your response, or for further information, please visit the online survey page.
Alternatively, for further information, please contact Erin by email: email@example.com