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  • Presentation will be in 3 main parts: Background of Research Project,
  • Support volunteering research design

    1. 1. Supporting Volunteering: A Cross-Sectional Comparative Study of the Volunteer Centre and Timebanking in Edinburgh V. Elric Honoré © Elric Honoré , Edinburgh Business School &CGAP, June 2010
    2. 2. Overview © Elric Honoré , Edinburgh Business School &CGAP, June 2010
    3. 3. Volunteering...in context <ul><li>1.2 million adults volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>(Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>86.5% of unemployed people do not volunteer, but however observe that they would do if they 'could afford it' </li></ul><ul><li>(Scottish Government, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing ‘Barriers to Volunteering’ entering the employability agenda </li></ul><ul><li>(Volunteering Development Scotland, 2008) </li></ul>© Elric Honoré , Edinburgh Business School &CGAP, June 2010
    4. 4. Proposed Research <ul><ul><ul><li>The key aim is to understand how different models and cultures of volunteering operate and how they motivate participants – hence contributing to volunteer management theory </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rationale: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies developed so far are pragmatic but cultural dimension of volunteering underplayed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting Volunteering will focus on how different volunteering environments operate and how their different social worlds (e.g. Becker, 1982) are attractive to different socio-economic groups </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>© Elric Honoré , Edinburgh Business School &CGAP, June 2010
    5. 5. Case Selection © Elric Honoré , Edinburgh Business School &CGAP, June 2010
    6. 6. Methodology <ul><li>Cultural dimension: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Qualitative Interview Approach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Understanding & Uncovering Processes: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grounded Theory Method (GTM) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Situational Analysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Research Questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ What’s going on?’ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ What is the main problem of the participants and how are they trying to solve it?’ </li></ul></ul></ul>© Elric Honoré , Edinburgh Business School &CGAP, June 2010
    7. 7. Research Schedule © Elric Honoré , Edinburgh Business School &CGAP, June 2010
    8. 8. Relevant Themes © Elric Honoré , Edinburgh Business School &CGAP, June 2010
    9. 9. Preliminary Findings <ul><li>Timebanking: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Effective as a‘first step’ towards employability </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Particularly suited to urban communities - builds community cohesion </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Better perceived as a ‘good neighbour’ scheme than volunteering per se </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>‘ Traditional’Volunteering </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Getting more and more recognised as a suitable pathway to employment as competition increases </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>However, the main motivation might be accessing or participating in a culture rather than employability </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>© Elric Honoré , Edinburgh Business School &CGAP, June 2010
    10. 10. Questions ? <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>© Elric Honoré , Edinburgh Business School &CGAP, June 2010

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