Survey of Volunteer Involving Organisations – the impact of COVID-19 on the voluntary sector and volunteering


The Scottish Government have launched 'The impact of COVID-19 on the voluntary sector and volunteering’ Survey. To access the survey please click here.  


Below is a letter from Calum Irving, Head of Third Sector Unit at The Scottish Government.



The Scottish Government would like to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on the voluntary sector and volunteering. If you are an organisation which has engaged volunteers in the last two years, we would really like to hear your views.


Our survey will provide invaluable and up-to-date insights on both the challenges and opportunities facing volunteering and will help to guide the recovery process in 2021 and beyond. The findings will be published and widely disseminated for the benefit of all volunteer involving organisations.

The research will also provide a key section of the evidence base being gathered as part of Scotland’s participation in a UK-wide research study on the role of volunteering in the pandemic:  

Please click this link to complete the survey. The survey will close on 23 May.

Your support for this important research is greatly appreciated.


Calum Irving

Head, Third Sector Unit

Scottish Government