New research on volunteering and wellbeing during the pandemic

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Volunteering has played a crucial role in supporting communities during the pandemic. Interest in volunteering saw a dramatic spike early in the pandemic, and volunteers have helped meet people’s emotional and physical needs during the crisis. 

To inform this recovery planning, the Wales Centre for Public Policy conducted two studies on the contribution of volunteering to individual and community wellbeing during the pandemic: a synthesis of 50 practice-based case studies using a case study synthesis method and a rapid evidence review. 

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