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Timeline: January 2024 – ongoing

Aim:
• This project aims to investigate the many forms that volunteering can take, and their impact on destinations, whether through museums, charity organisations, local clubs, parks and others. Volunteering is seen as a form of ‘serious leisure’ but could also be ‘episodic’.

Partners:
• Breda University of Applied Sciences; Hogeschool Zeeland; organisations using volunteers in Breda, Zeeland and Friesland.

Desired outcomes:
• An understanding of why people volunteer
• An overview of where people volunteer
• An understanding of what roles volunteers perform
• How paid staff and volunteers work together
• What organisations need to do to recruit and retain volunteers