In 2012, RIO worked with SERIO (Social, Economic and Market Research) to bid for funding through the Vice Chancellor’s Community Research Awards. Their application was successful and SERIO, based at Plymouth University, was commissioned to undertake the study.
The research aims to investigate professional student volunteering and the benefits to both the students, the organisation (RIO) and the wider community. It also covered how the volunteering offer could be further developed.
The research has three main objectives:
You can read the full report, entitled ‘Professionalised student volunteering within a social enterprise setting’ by clicking here.