Centre for Advanced Research in Volunteer Engagement

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Volunteer Responses to the Political Landscape

Over the past few decades, North America has seen traditional civic engagement undergo significant shifts, with voter turnout rates plummeting and other forms of civic participation also declining, including volunteerism. In the last year and a half however, the world watched as the United States reacted to a divisive Presidential campaign with an unprecedented surge in civic activities like political demonstrations, marches and donations to non-profits and charities. This research was undertaken to confirm if any changes were also seen in volunteer behaviour. 

Choose to download either the Executive Summary or Full Research Report below- or both! Happy reading!

Executive Summary‚Äč


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This one page report will share all the key findings of the "Do Politics Influence Volunteer Behaviour" research study.

Full Research Report


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Want to know all the details? Our 13 page research report will do a full dive into all of the key findings, commentary and ideas for you to use as a leader of volunteers.

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