Experiences of Community Participation and Volunteering in Multicultural Australia
The Scanlon Foundation is funding Volunteering Australia to undertake research looking at the experiences of community participation and volunteering in multicultural Australia. The Story Project aims to recognise the breadth of volunteering that takes place within different communities in Australia, and to profile the forms of activities and practices that may be unrecognised or unacknowledged as volunteering.
Our broader aim is to promote an understanding of Australia as a quintessentially multicultural society and to showcase this diversity through case studies of voluntarism undertaken for the common good of the community.
We invite participants to take part as case studies to showcase the diversity of volunteering
- Do you identify as an Australian with a multicultural upbringing?
- Do you have experiences/stories of volunteering in community/neighbourhood groups, playgroups, charity drives, faith-based organisations, cultural clubs?
We are calling out for you to share your experiences of volunteering and community participation.
The project will entail open-ended, semi-structured conversational interviews. We are looking for individuals who engage in different forms of activities that build community. The activities can be informal or unstructured, taking place outside the context of non-profit or corporate organisations.
The conversation will entail understanding your perspectives of volunteering or community participation, your experiences and concerns, the kinds of activities you partake in or may seek to partake in, the significance of these activities, and relevance to your background.