Help shape research on environmental volunteering by young people

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Three spades digging into earth. Image source: Pixabay

Defra (the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs)  recently commissioned OPM Group to design and deliver a qualitative research project to understand how to make environmental volunteering more attractive, relevant and accessible for young people (aged 16-24). The research will inform Defra’s work with Step Up to Serve, and other organisations, under the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan to help children and young people from all backgrounds to engage with nature and improve the environment.

They are engaging with stakeholders who may have useful experience and insight, or an interest in the outcomes; and are inviting them to complete a short online survey (before Tuesday 10 April), comprised of 8 questions, which seeks to:

  • understand views on the topic based on your experience;
  • identify useful evidence or insights regarding motivations, barriers, enablers, perceptions and pathways to young people volunteering, particularly in environmental projects; and
  • understand what stakeholders would find useful from the research.

You can complete the survey online.

Please do get in touch if you’d like to participate, and share with your networks.

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