This briefing outlines the perceptions of civil society organisations in Wales of the effects of the 2020-21 COVID-19 pandemic on civil society in Wales, and the response of civil society to the pandemic through voluntary action. This briefing specifically reports the findings of a Welsh survey to understand the shifting and modified landscape of voluntary action during COVID-19 and is part of a mix method UK-wide comparative study ‘Mobilising Voluntary Acton in the four UK jurisdictions: Learning from today, prepared for tomorrow’ funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), as part of the UK Research and Innovation’s response to COVID-19 to explore and evaluate:
- The role volunteering has played during the pandemic,
- the role of volunteering during recovery, and
- being prepared for any future crises.
The report will be available in the Welsh language shortly.