Working Paper Series
Our working paper series aims to draw together IVR's learning and provide a theoretically informed overview of some of the critical issues around volunteering in a series of working papers. Our first two working papers are available to download below.
Working paper one: definitions of volunteering
Angela Ellis Paine, Matthew Hill and Colin Rochester (2010)
'A rose by any other name…’ Revisiting the question: what exactly is volunteering?
The first working paper of our series examines what is understood by the term volunteering and attempts to develop a definitive and practical definition.
Working paper two: historical developments in volunteering before 1960
Georgina Brewis (2013)
'Towards a new understanding of volunteering in England before 1960'
This paper explores the history of volunteering before the 1960s in England; an era which is frequently taken to be the start of the modern volunteering movement.