Monthly Archives: June 2016

Does the distribution of third sector organisations influence engagement in volunteering?

It’s well-known that there are variations between communities in the distribution of voluntary organisations. John Stuart Mill identified these and in recent years the Centre for Social Justice has picked up this theme, albeit in a fairly simplistic way. But what impact does the distribution of organisations have on the pattern of engagement? Are people more likely to volunteer when there’s a stronger organisational base in their community? And does a strong third sector presence have an effect on other elements of community well-being? Continue reading Does the distribution of third sector organisations influence engagement in volunteering?

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