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Volunteering and the sustainable development goals: An opportunity to move beyond boundaries

Ellis Paine, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-4385-5098, Allum, C., Beswick, D. & Lough, B. J. (2020). Volunteering and the sustainable development goals: An opportunity to move beyond boundaries. Voluntary Sector Review, 11(2), pp. 251-260. doi: 10.1332/204080520x15884252988018


There is growing recognition of the role that volunteering can play in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Evidence of its contribution, however, remains relatively weak, including for countries in the Global North such as the UK. This is compounded by limited collaboration between those concerned with volunteering and those concerned with development. The SDGs provide an opportunity to bring together research, policy and practice on volunteering and development, and on international and 'domestic' volunteering, enabling valuable interdisciplinary learning.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Voluntary Sector Review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Ellis Paine, A., Lough, B., Allum, C. and Beswick, D. (2020) Volunteering and the Sustainable Development Goals: an opportunity to move beyond boundaries, Voluntary Sector Review, vol 11, no 2, 251–260, DOI:10.1332/204080520X15884252988018 is available online at:
Publisher Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals, volunteering, development, distinctive contribution
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Departments: Bayes Business School
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