As a result of funding from The Open University we have conducted a series of interviews with stakeholders from the Third Sector to discuss what uses are currently made of digital media to support volunteers’ experience, what challenges are raised and what they think the future holds for further exploitation of such technologies in the Third Sector. This report summarises the main themes that emerged across those interview.
The identification of a variety of benefits, challenges and future requirements demonstrate the need for:
- further exploration of the issues with volunteers themselves;
- sharing of experiences and best practice across the sector;
- interventions to encourage appropriate and useful innovations in the area;
Pursuing these goals is our future research strategy. If you are interested in knowing more about our continuing project or taking part in any future research, please contact Dr Katrina Pritchard@open.ac.uk