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Volunteer-led Youth Work in Ireland: A Qualitative and Quantitative Study

 

Abstract


This study, jointly run by National University of Ireland, Maynooth and University College Cork, aims to generate policy-relevant knowledge and insights into the nature of volunteer-led youth work in Ireland. It will develop a framework for understanding the key dimensions of volunteer-led youth work, including: thematic areas, activities and interests; organisational and institutional structures; formative traditions; goals and purposes; leadership base; membership composition and participation opportunities.

The study will integrate quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. A key source will be the application forms and other documentation submitted to the VECs/DCYA under the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme. Focus groups with volunteers will explore perceptions of the enablers and barriers to voluntary activity, across a range of levels, themes and contexts; and a national survey of volunteers, identified with the support of major youth organisations, will examine the factors which promote, support or constrain volunteering in youth work.
 
Commissioning Unit in DCYA: Youth Affairs Unit


Research Contacts (Joint):   Prof Maurice Devlin NUIM
                                          Prof Fred Powell  UCC   

Email:                                  maurice.devlin@nuim.ie
                                          F.Powell@ucc.ie   

           

  
    

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