‘Understanding higher levels of volunteering: the case of the Short Strand and Sion Mills'

Date published: 01 January 2015


  • Author: Paul Hickman, Elaine Batty, Chris Dayson and Jenny Muir
  • Publication date: January 2015


This report is the third written output from an on-going, longitudinal study of resilience and neighbourhood change which is being funded by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM). The research is paying particular attention to the role that volunteering and the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) plays in neighbourhoods, and the extent to which they contribute to resilience within them. This report falls under this strand of work and is concerned with explaining and exploring the high levels of volunteering that were found to exist in two of the areas examined by the study: Short Strand and Sion Mills. In doing so, it pays particular attention highlighting the key learning to emerge from this work.

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