Youth Volunteering in deprived areas

Youth volunteering in disadvantaged areas

Little is known about what volunteering means to young people in disadvantaged areas or how they participate in it. James Davies at the University of Strathclyde is nearing completion of his PhD thesis which has looked into this area. Volunteer Scotland is pleased to be able to share some of his preliminary findings with you. 

The Main Outputs

They'd be delighted for you to review and reference this research. The main outputs are as follows:  

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Highlights paper

Volunteer Scotland has worked with James and his supervisors to produce a highlights paper which focuses on the benefits to young people volunteering in some of the most deprived areas of Glasgow.


On Our Blog


"The young people I interviewed talked about increased confidence, having fun and feeling happy - for the majority of them, volunteering was not primarily about enhancing their job prospects"

Read more from James Davies' blog post 

Your thoughts and feedback

If you have any insights, views or feedback then Volunteer Scotland would love to hear from you. The research has generated important questions and they would like to engage with those who can contribute their knowledge and experience in helping answer them.

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