Making a Difference: A Research Report on Student Volunteering in UCC
Professor Fred Powell and Dr Margaret Scanlon from the School of Applied Social Studies were part of a research team whose report was launched in UCC last week.
The report Making a Difference: A Research Report on Student Volunteering in UCC shows that 46% of UCC students volunteered with local community organisations, clubs and campus groups in the last six months.
Over 2,000 students were surveyed from March to June 2018. Only 9% of respondents said that they had never volunteered, with a huge 85% saying they aimed to volunteer after college.
The research also shows that 32% of UCC's student volunteers contribute over 10 hours a month to volunteering.
The newly-launched Making A Difference report is an initiative of the University College Cork Civic and Community Engagement Committee.
The full report can be accessed at: https://www.ucc.ie/en/engagement/researchreportonstudentvolunteering/