Literature review - volunteerism and resilience

This background paper provides a review of the topic of building community resilience, with a specific focus on the characteristics of volunteerism that may help or hinder this process.

The purpose of this literature review is to set out a conceptual framework to inform the primary research methodology and protocol for 2018 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report, and to identify gaps that can be filled through primary research with communities. This review is based on analysis of different publications that touch on volunteerism and resilience, providing a synthesis of prior studies in order to inform the final report.