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Volunteer Now has produced a range of high quality research on volunteering.

Volunteer Now carried out studies on volunteering in 1995, 2001 and 2007.

Click here to download It's all about time 2007 full report and click here to download the summary report.

The research shows formal volunteering to be relatively static over this period however there has been a fall in informal volunteering. Volunteer Management was also included in the reports in 2001 and 2007 and there is an improving trend between these two reports.

The mapping exercise sought to collect information on all organisations in Northern Ireland which involve volunteers. The report contains responses from 2,000 organisations. To read a copy of the full report click here, to read the summary click here.

A report entitled 'Volunteering in Northern Ireland: A Research Report' containing statstics from the September/October 2015 Northern Ireland Omnibus Survey, was published by Analytical Services Unit in the Department for Social Development.

In 2001 A Guide for the Journey was produced. This report looked at Mentoring in Northern Ireland. To read a copy of the full report click here, to read the summary click here.

In 2001 the report A Unique Way of Sharing was produced. The report looked at the involvement of minority ethnic people as volunteers. To read a copy of the full report click here, to read the summary click here.

Click here to go to the older people research pages.

In 2009 the Report on Volunteering in Neighbourhood renewal area in Enniskillen was produced. To see a copy of the report please click here.

In 2007 the Why Not Ask Me? report was produced giving details of youth volunteering in Belfast. To read the summary click here.

In 2010 Volunteer Now in partnership with ARK produced a report into attitudes to volunteering and community relations among 16 year olds in Northern Ireland. To read a copy of the full report click here.

As part of Volunteer Now's peer research programme, a team of young people undertook and completed research: 'Investigation into the role of Volunteering in developing employability skills'. This report is available to read here.

In 2009 a short research report on sport volunteering was produced as part of the preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. To read a copy of the report please click here.

In 2001 the Committee Matters report was produced which provides a picture of volunteer involvement in Management Committees. To read a copy of the full report click here, to read the summary click here.

  • DSD Volunteering Module

As part of the Volunteering Strategy for Northern Ireland, Voluntary and Community Unit (VCU) commissioned a project to collect information to assist with gathering a baseline for volunteering levels throughout NI. To read a copy of the report, please click here.

  • Bespoke Research

Volunteer Now & Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd have conducted a number of specific research projects on behalf of other organisations. Some of these have been an audit of volunteering activity, impact assessments or more large scale studies of volunteering in specific sectors. To discuss a potential project or to get a quote for the cost of a piece of work please contact Sandra Adair on 028 9081 8304 or email sandra.adair@volunteernow.co.uk