‘Making Time’ research launched in Whitehall
On 5th May 2016, Join In launched its look into the motivations and barriers of volunteers in the UK, with a focus on sport.
The launch in Whitehall was led by Join In Chair, Lord Charles Allen, and Britain’s most successful Paralympian and Join In trustee, Tanni Grey-Thompson. Join In patron Eddie Izzard, leading economist and former Cabinet Secretary Lord Gus O’Donnell and Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson also backed the launch.
↑ Lord Charles Allen recounted his deep commitment to sports volunteering, from the Manchester Commonwealth Games to being Mayor of the Olympic Village in London 2012.
↑ Join In Patron Eddie Izzard, fresh from his 27 marathons in 27 days, talked about the #BigThankYou and the importance of saying thank you in his experience of volunteers.
↑ Simetrica’s Daniel Fujiwara revealed the insights from the data and literature review across all volunteering.
↑ Join In’s Director of Communications and Strategy Will Watt spoke further on how the research revealed differences between sports volunteers and other forms of volunteering. He then outlined how GIVERS could be applied to volunteering in sport.
↑ The key insight, the GIVERS framework is a tool that applies across all volunteering, but can be tailored to market segments or different types of volunteering.
↑ Former Cabinet Secretary Lord Gus O’Donnell related the research to the wider application of behavioural science and the MINDSPACE framework he’d developed when working in policy within government.
↑ Join In CEO Rebecca Birkbeck answered questions from the audience about the research and how it could be applied.
↑ Join In Local Leader and volunteer Helen Seamer spoke eloquently about the potential on-the-ground impact of implementing the research.
↑ L-R: Volunteer Helen Seamer, BT’s Suzy Goodman, Gus O’Donnell, Eddie Izzard, Will Watt, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Charles Allen, Rebecca Birkbeck and Simetrica’s Daniel Fujiwara.