Volunteering in community business: meaning, practice and management

This report attempts to fill in some of the gaps in understanding what volunteering means in practice in a community business context. Through a wide-ranging qualitative study, researchers from the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research explore how volunteering is conceptualised and managed, the role and influence of volunteers, and the relationship between volunteering and the commercial orientation of community business.

This research was funded in 2020 by a grant from the Open Call for Research grant programme, which has now closed in line with Power to Change’s new strategy and direction.