Volunteering and Active Citizenship Strategy 2018 – 2022

Volunteer Edinburgh is currently leading on behalf of Edinburgh Compact on the development of a new Volunteering and Active Citizenship Strategy 2018 – 2022. As part of the consultation and intelligence gathering phase of the strategy we need to hear from you as an active volunteer.

Your opinion and experience is vital to us and will help shape the new strategy and influence the development of volunteering in Edinburgh over the next five years.

Please feel free to write as much or as little as you wish. All the questions are optional and the survey is anonymous.

Many thanks for your time and help.

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* 1. Why do you volunteer? What do you get from volunteering?

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* 2. How did you become a volunteer? Did you encounter barriers to becoming a volunteer?

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* 3. Do you see your role as different from paid staff? Why?

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* 4. How do you think volunteers are viewed by paid staff?

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* 5. Do you feel well supported?

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* 6. In your view, what is the average profile of a volunteer (age, occupation, motivations, etc.)?

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* 7. Do you think volunteers are representative of society? Do you think any groups are underrepresented? Why?

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* 8. Are you aware of funding cuts impacting on your organisation? How do they affect the work the organisation is doing?

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* 9. Society is becoming increasingly digitalised having an impact on the workforce, services, social interactions, etc. Do you think that volunteer involving organisations are adapting to this? Do you think this will have an impact on volunteering as we know it?

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* 10. What do you think the volunteer landscape will look like over the next five years in Edinburgh?

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* 11. Any other comments

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