The aims of this project are:
- conduct in-depth quantitative analysis of data on volunteering contained in the Scottish Household Survey (SHS);
- develop quantitative methods skills within a third sector organisation, Volunteer Development Scotland (VDS), to enable on-going analysis of volunteering data in this dataset and other Scottish data;
- disseminate findings (including the potential of the methods) to policymakers and practitioners in public and voluntary sectors;
- develop a method for mapping potential volunteering participation at the local level, by linking the SHS to local area statistics.