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Start of our volunteer survey 2020

Every two years we launch our big volunteer survey to better understand committed and (as yet) uncommitted people with a newcomer background and to identify current trends and challenges for the civic sector.

We want to find out why and how people between the ages of 18 and 35 (also with a newcomer background) get involved and what causes they are passionate about. We would like to know whether young volunteers are still interested in classic voluntary work or whether short-term assignments are really the trend. Furthermore, we are interested in whether they prefer online volunteering or whether they can still be attracted to volunteering in the analogue world. And what does it take to show them recognition and retain their loyalty in the long term – also with the help of digital tools?

The survey has been running since 26 April and will end on 24 June 2020. All answers will be collected anonymously and it will take a maximum of 10 minutes to answer the survey. As a thank you, all participants will be entered into a draw for 5x GoodBuy vouchers worth a total of 150 EUR (if an e-mail address is given).

We will then share the results with social organisations throughout Germany to facilitate their work with international volunteers.

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