Time Well Spent is an NCVO research programme which focuses on the volunteer experience. It aims to provide rich, practical insight that will inform debate within the sector and strengthen the impact of volunteering.
The research findings suggest that the covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on volunteer management, organisation and experience, while motivations to volunteer remained largely the same as in pre-pandemic times.
Volunteering during the pandemic also brought about innovations such as virtual volunteering and a more diverse cohort of new volunteers. Some of these changes will continue to shape the future of post-pandemic volunteering.