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2020 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference

This year the Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference will run, in a much modified format, on 7 and 8 September 2020 as a free two-day e-conference.

Virtual conference

NCVO is partnering with the Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) and Birmingham Voluntary Services Council (BVSC) to host a free digital conference Times Like These: Researching civil society responses to and recovery from covid-19 on 7 and 8 September 2020.

The focus will be on discussing current research and ideas on civil society responses to and implications of covid-19. Curated sessions on philanthropy, volunteering and mutual aid will be organised alongside plenary sessions. The aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners to explore what we’ve learned from this crisis, and what it means for the future of civil society.

Keynote speakers include Karl Wilding (NCVO), Anna Fowlie (SCVO), Brian Carr (BVSC), and Naser Haghamed (Islamic World Relief).

Conference programme

More information on the sessions is available on the VSSN website.

 

Day 1: Monday 7 September 2020

10.00 – 11.00

Opening Plenary Session: Framing civil society responses to covid-19

11.00 – 11.30

Morning break

11.30 – 13.00

Session 1a: Philanthropy, fundraising, funding and covid-19

Session 1b: Volunteer mobilisation in response to covid-19: international, national and local insights

13. 00 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 15.30

Session 2a: Communities and mutual aid during the covid 19 pandemic – conceptual insights

Session 2b: Voluntary and community organisations and covid-19 – micro, meso and macro perspectives

16.00 – 17.00

Voluntary sector review: an informal session with the editors

Day 2: Tuesday 8 September 2020

10.00 – 11.00

Opening plenary session: living civil society responses to covid-19

11.00 – 11.30

Morning break

11.30 – 13.00

Session 3a: Volunteering experiences during covid-19: individual and organisational perspectives and implications

Session 3b: Civil society and covid-19: cross-cutting issues

13. 00 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 15.30

Session 4a: Voluntary and community organisations and covid-19 – micro, meso and macro perspectives

Session 4b: Communities and mutual aid during the covid 19 pandemic – insights from the frontline

16.00 – 17.00

Book launch: celebrating the launch of two new books

 

Registration

This event is free but registration is essential. To register go to the VSSN website.


For more information, including how you can get involved and discuss your research on one of the four panel sessions, visit the VSSN website.

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