The Mobilising Volunteers Effectively (MoVE) project

The University of Sheffield: The MoVE project report

The Mobilising Volunteers Effectively (MoVE) project, run by a partnership between the Universities of Sheffield, Hull and Leeds included looking at how best volunteers can be deployed to help vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic. This is the first of three reports from phase one of the MoVE (mobilising volunteers effectively) project, exploring key lessons from the national lockdown.

This report presents the first set of findings from 49 semi-structured interviews with a range of stakeholders from England, Scotland and Wales, about their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It presents findings on the lessons learned from the successes and challenges experienced by those involved in coordinating community-facing responses.

VAL contributed to these discussions and those comments have been anonymised.

The full report can be found here. The University of Sheffield’s explanation of the project can be found here.