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

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  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Illinois


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
Issue number2
Early online date18 May 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020


  • Sustainable Development Goals, Volunteering, Development, Distinctive contribution

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