Volunteering and the Sustainable Development Goals: an opportunity to move beyond boundaries

Angela Ellis Paine, Cliff Allum, Danielle Beswick, Benjamin Lough

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Abstract

There is growing recognition of the role that volunteering can play in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Evidence of its contribution, however, remains relatively weak, including for countries in the Global North such as the UK. This is compounded by limited collaboration between those concerned with volunteering and those concerned with development. The SDGs provide an opportunity to bring together research, policy and practice on volunteering and development, and on international and ‘domestic’ volunteering, enabling valuable interdisciplinary learning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-260
Number of pages10
JournalVoluntary Sector Review
Volume11
Issue number2
Early online date18 May 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

Keywords

  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Volunteering
  • Development
  • Distinctive contribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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