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Environmental volunteering by young people (aged 16-24) - BE0140

This project will review existing evidence and undertake new primary research to gain greater insight into young people’s participation in environmental volunteering. It will propose approaches and interventions to increase participation by this age group.
The project will inform policy seeking to encourage and enable the next generation to take action to protect and enhance the environment, contributing to the Government’s long term vision of improving the environment within a generation. The project will assess current evidence on the benefits and barriers to young people engaging in environment-based volunteering projects. The project will include new primary research to fill evidence gaps and improve our understanding of this target group's attitudes and motivations. Overall, the project will provide insight on how to make volunteering opportunities more attractive, relevant and accessible to young people aged 16-24 and propose approaches to enable more young people to give time to improving the environment.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : Environmental volunteering amongst young people - Report   (2381k)
• ANX - Annex : Environmental volunteering amongst young people - Appendices   (2089k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2017

To: 2018

Cost: £58,895
Contractor / Funded Organisations
The Office for Public Management Ltd (OPM)
Social Sciences