Volunteerism and Community Resilience: Locally Owned Solutions Delivering Impact

Chadwick, Alice and Fadel, Bianca (2020) Volunteerism and Community Resilience: Locally Owned Solutions Delivering Impact. Project Report. Emirates Foundation.

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Abstract

There is a growing realisation that emergency resilience activity should be aligned with broader community resilience building and vice versa. The activity and approaches to build community cohesion and tackle, for example, health and well-being issues such as loneliness and isolation of older people, also build community resilience in response to crisis. Building resilience within communities is about engaging community members in considering the challenges faced by the diverse parts of a community that make up its totality. It is about following through on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aspiration ‘that no one will be left behind’. Volunteering makes connections, builds networks and stakeholder relationships, aids communication and supports cooperation, vital components for community resilience. The people power of volunteers has been shown to anticipate and challenge issues, take ownership and responsibility, identify novel solutions and give leadership to transformational change.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Additional Information: Permission from the Emirates Foundation to upload this PDF onto Pure was obtained by email on the 5th of November 2020. The paper is also available for free download from this website: https://www.iave.org/virtualforums2020/volunteerism-and-community-resilience-locally-owned-solutions-delivering-impact/download/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Volunteering, Resilience, Community
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2020 11:13
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2020 11:13
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/44719

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