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Making Sense of Volunteering: A Literature Review

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Making Sense of Volunteering: A Literature Review
Colin Rochester
The Commission on the Future of Volunteering, England
December 2006

2005 in the UK was the Year of the Volunteer, with a programme of events designed to increase the profile of volunteering. To build on its legacy, the England Volunteering Development Council, a high-level representative mechanism of volunteering, established The Commission for the Future of Volunteering to develop a long-term vision for volunteering in England. To inform this, a literature review was undertaken which aimed to look at what is going on in the world of volunteering, particularly examining societal changes and the impact these may have on volunteering.


The resulting report by Colin Rochester was published in December 2006 and is the focus of this Research to Practice review.