Give: Volunteering for Wellbeing Evaluation Report for the National Lottery Heritage Fund


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Chatterjee H J, Elsden E, Thomson L J

Year of Publication:
2020

Publisher(s):
University College London

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

Give: Volunteering for Wellbeing was a project run between 2018 and 2019 funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund. It was a partnership between researchers at University College London on behalf of the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance in collaboration with three museum partners: Natural History Museum, the Horniman Museum and Gardens and Valence House.

The aim of the project was to help make heritage more accessible to people experiencing health inequalities by utilising hidden and unused collections, increasing volunteer diversity, and offering training and mentoring to new volunteers. From the analysis of qualitative data six main themes were identified: social interaction, forming connections; support; learning and training; diversifying volunteering; giving time and sharing; routine.



Evidence Type: Non-Randomised Evaluation

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Art Forms: Museums

Access Type: Access upon request

APA Citation:

Thomson, L. J., Elsden, E. and Chatterjee, H. J. (2020). Give: Volunteering for Wellbeing Evaluation Report for the National Lottery Heritage Fund. London: UCL.