Volunteering Matters is part of a consortium, led by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, to continue the work of Join In, an organisation that was set up after the 2012 Olympics to promote sport volunteering.

This piece of Join In research looks at how behavioural science can persuade more people to give their time and volunteer, with a focus on sport. Presented in partnership with BT and leading social impact research consultancy Simetrica, the report reveals the ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘how’ and most importantly the ‘why’ of volunteering.

This handout provides a summary of the findings from an extensive review and new regression analysis of UK data sets of both volunteering and sport volunteering. In addition it introduces GIVERS – a practical new tool for everyone with an interest in recruiting, managing and retaining volunteers both within sport and beyond it.

Click the link below to be taken to Join In’s website where you can download the handout.

Making Time research

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