On Monday 21 June, 14:00-16:00 the Centre for Health Promotion Research (Leeds Beckett University) and the Institute for Volunteering Research (University of East Anglia) are hosting an online symposium to explore issues of disadvantage and inequalities in volunteering during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

The event is for third sector organisations who involve volunteers in their work, academics and local and national policy makers interested in volunteering.

The aims of the event are to:

  • share current knowledge on how inequalities and disadvantage have shaped volunteer responses and impacts during the pandemic.
  • develop understanding of the evolving nature of volunteering and what this could mean for promoting inclusive volunteering in the pandemic recovery.
  • identify research priorities (issues in needs of further investigation) and potential partners


  • 14:00-14:15 – Welcome and introductions
  • 14:15-14:45 – Position statements from guest speakers
  • 14:45-15:45 – Q & A and discussion
  • 15:45-16:00 – Closing


  • Bal Atwal, Health Education England
  • Karen Mak, University College London
  • Sarah Hanson, University of East Anglia
  • Kris Southby, Leeds Beckett University
  • Gary Blake, Voluntary Action Leeds

Join in and share your experience. Register for your free place via Eventbrite Narratives of Disadvantage & Inequalities in Volunteering Online Seminar Tickets, Mon 21 Jun 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite.