‘Times like these’: Researching civil society responses to and recovery from COVID-19 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research e-Conference 2020 – provisional programme

After much hard work, VSSN, NCVO and BVSC are ready to announce the provisional programme for the e-Conference organised for Monday 7th September and Tuesday 8th September.

 

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

 

Day 1: Monday 7 September 2020

 

10.00 – 11.00 OPENING PLENARY SESSION: FRAMING CIVIL SOCIETY RESPONSES TO COVID 19
11.00 – 11.30 Morning break
11.30 – 13.00 SESSION 1A: PHILANTHROPY, FUNDRAISING, FUNDING AND COVID-19
SESSION 1B: VOLUNTEER MOBILISATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19: INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND LOCAL INSIGHTS
13. 00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 SESSION 2A: COMMUNITIES AND MUTUAL AID DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC – CONCEPTUAL INSIGHTS
SESSION 2B: VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS AND COVID-19 – MICRO, MESO AND MACROERSPECTIVES

 

16.00- 17.00 VOLUNTARY SECTOR REVIEW: AN INFORMAL SESSION WITH THE EDITORS

 

Day 2: Tuesday 8 September 2020

 

10.00 – 11.00 OPENING PLENARY SESSION: LIVING CIVIL SOCIETY RESPONSES TO COVID-19
11.00 – 11.30 Morning break
11.30 – 13.00 SESSION 3A: VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCES DURING COVID-19: INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANISATIONAL PERSPECTIVES AND IMPLICATIONS
SESSION 3B: CIVIL SOCIETY AND COVID-19: CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES
13. 00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 SESSION 4A: VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS AND COVID-19 – MICRO, MESO AND MACRO PERSPECTIVES
SESSION 4B: COMMUNITIES AND MUTUAL AID DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC – INSIGHTS FROM THE FRONTLINE
16.00- 17.00 BOOK LAUNCH: CELEBRATING THE LAUNCH OF TWO NEW BOOKS

 

DETAILED PROGRAMME

Day 1: Monday 7 September 2020

 

10.00 – 11.00 OPENING PLENARY SESSION: FRAMING CIVIL SOCIETY RESPONSES TO COVID 19

Professor Tracey M. Coule, Sheffield Hallam University, ‘Bringing organization back in: Deliberating organizational means and ends in ‘times like these’

Chris Dayson, Associate Professor, Sheffield Hallam University, ‘Re-making state-civil society relationships during the COVID 19 pandemic? An English perspective’

11.00 – 11.30 Morning break
11.30 – 13.00 SESSION 1A: PHILANTHROPY, FUNDRAISING, FUNDING AND COVID-19

Chair:

Reserves and financial vulnerability of UK voluntary organisations after COVID-19

John Mohan, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham and David Clifford, University of Southampton

 The impact of COVID-19 on the foundation and dissolution of charitable organisations: A cross-national comparison

Diarmuid McDonnell* and Alasdair Rutherford**, *UK Data Service, **University of Stirling           

Learning in Lockdown: An exploration of active citizenship education for children and young people in lockdown

Alison Body, University of Kent

Navigating new terrain in an emergency grants programme

Sally Vivyan, Open University

The great fundraising furlough swap? Exploring the development and implications of fundraisers’ “furlonteering” during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Lesley Alborough, University of Kent

 

SESSION 1B: VOLUNTEER MOBILISATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19: INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND LOCAL INSIGHTS

Chair:

Community-based volunteering in response to COVID-19: The COV-VOL Project

Julie MacInnes*, Kat Frere-Smith**, Bridget Jones***, Sabrena Jaswal*, Tamsyn Eida*, Vanessa Abrahamson*, Rebecca Sharp****, Heather Gage***, and Patricia Wilson*

*University of Kent, **Brighton and Sussex Medical School, ***University of Surrey

****NIHR Applied Research Collaboration, Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Mobilising volunteers effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic

Harriet Thiery*, Jenny McNeill*, Joanne Cook**, Jon Burchell*, Fiona Walkley**, Erica Ballantyne*,

*University of Sheffield ** University of Hull,

Scotland – Lessons learned in managing the supply of formal volunteers during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery period

Alan Stevenson and Debbie Maltman, Volunteer Scotland

Pandemic recovery and volunteering in Wales – challenges, opportunities, and a research agenda

Emma Taylor-Collins*, Fiona Liddell**, and Hannah Durrant*

*Wales Centre for Public Policy, **Wales Council for Voluntary Action

Volunteering and COVID-19: disrupting geographies of voluntary action

Matt Baillie Smith and Bianca Fadel, Northumbria University

 

13. 00 – 14.00 Lunch

 

14.00 – 15.30 SESSION 2A: COMMUNITIES AND MUTUAL AID DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC – CONCEPTUAL INSIGHTS

Chair:

Locally rooted: community organising in times of crisis

Marilyn Taylor, IVAR

Apart but not Alone? A cross-sectional study of neighbour support in a major UK urban area during the COVID-19 lockdown

Michele Biddle, UWE

Learning from international emergency responses to inform Scotland’s COVID-19 recovery approach

Cathy Hynds, Volunteer Scotland

From Kropotkin to COVID-19: the role of mutual aid associations in democratic participation

Jurgen Grotz*,  Michael Locke and Michael Ashe**

*IVR, **Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea

The Role of Mutual Aid in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Case Studies from Scotland

Jack Rendall, Maeve Curtin, Michael Roy and Simon Teasdale, Glasgow Caledonian University

 

SESSION 2B: VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS AND COVID-19 – MICRO, MESO AND MACRO PERSPECTIVES

Chair: Jane Cullingworth, University of Glasgow

Delivering community impact through a coordinated VCS response: The Sheffield Hub Network story

Adam Batty, Voluntary Action Sheffield

Third sector organisations and their essential role in Covid 19 response and recovery – a case study of Glasgow

Claire Bynner, University of Glasgow

 Community Businesses and Covid-19

Amelia Byrne, Power to Change and The Institute for Community Studies

Monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on people experiencing homelessness

Jo Brown, Groundswell

16.00- 17.00 VOLUNTARY SECTOR REVIEW: AN INFORMAL SESSION WITH THE EDITORS

Bring along a glass of wine / cup of tea and chat to the editors about getting published in VSR

 

Day 2: Tuesday 8 September 2020

Time Session

 

Location
10.00 – 11.00 OPENING PLENARY SESSION: LIVING CIVIL SOCIETY RESPONSES TO COVID-19

Karl Wilding (NCVO), Anna Fowlie (SCVO), Brian Carr (BVSC), and Affan Cheema (Islamic Relief Worldwide)

 

11.00 – 11.30 Morning break
11.30 – 13.00 SESSION 3A: VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCES DURING COVID-19: INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANISATIONAL PERSPECTIVES AND IMPLICATIONS

Chair:

“Just to hear your voice is so lovely”: The health and wellbeing effects of stopping their volunteering as a result of the COVID-19 crisis on older volunteers

Jurgen Grotz, IVR, UEA

The response of volunteers in sport to covid 19

Geoff Nichols*, Lindsay Findlay King** and Fiona Reid***

*University of Sheffield, **University of Northumbria, ***Glasgow Caledonian University

Being neighbours during lockdown: experiences from an outer city estate

Stephanie Denning, Coventry University

 Examining the motivations and emotions linked to the formation of a Voluntary sewing group formed in response to Covid-19

Beverley Gilbert, University of Worcester

Information and Referral Service for Seniors in British Columbia, Canada: Learning from COVID-19

Karen Lok Yi Wong*,**,***, Andrew Sixsmith** and Leslie Remun*

*411 Seniors Centre, **Science and Technology for Aging Research Institute, Simon Fraser University, ***School of Social Work, University of British Columbia

 

SESSION 3B: CIVIL SOCIETY AND COVID: CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES

Chair:

 The role of Local Infrastructure Organisations in the COVID 19 response

Carol Jacklin-Jarvis and Daniel Haslam, Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, The Open University

Embedding a culture of learning: LDCVS and its sounding Board

Jill Anderson and Sam Riches, Lancaster District Voluntary and Community Solutions

Dancing With Elephants: COVID-19 and the response to diverse community needs in Camden

Julie Christie-Webb, Kevin Nunan and Hilary Barnard, Voluntary Action Camden

Community action in a pandemic

Fay Holland, Groundwork UK

 Social surveys are now more important than ever: what can the data tell us?

Patty Doran, UK Data Service

13. 00 – 14.00 Lunch

 

14.00 – 15.30 SESSION 4A: VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS AND COVID-19 – MICRO, MESO AND MACRO PERSPECTIVES

Chair: Sophie Wilson, BVSC Centre for Voluntary Action

The impact of Covid-19 on the voluntary sector working in criminal justice

Anne Fox, Clinks

Making it stick: The importance of lived experience insight in systems change

Nathan Dick and Andy Williams, Revolving Doors Agency

Voluntary and community organisations moving from crisis to recovery

Vita Terry, Katie Turner, Houda Davies, Annie Caffyn and Sonakshi Anand

IVAR

 Third sector responses to Covid-19 and poverty in Scotland

Laura Robertson, The Poverty Alliance

 

SESSION 4B: COMMUNITIES AND MUTUAL AID DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC – INSIGHTS FROM THE FRONTLINE

Chair:

The role of community creativity in the time of COVID 19

Sarah Boiling, Anousheh Haghdadi and Amanda Smethurst, Independent researchers

How nonprofit organizations in the City of High Point (North Carolina) responded to COVID-19

Patrick Harman, Hayden-Harman Foundation

Community Responses to COVID-19

Wendy Sugarman*, Richard Usher* and Rob Macmillan**

*Just Ideas, **Sheffield Hallam University

#brumtogether, a study into the impact of the Birmingham and Solihull Local Delivery Pilot on community resilience in the face of Covid-19

Steven Rose, Karen Creavin and Naomi Lynch, The Active Wellbeing Society

A ‘Real Time Evaluation’ of neighbourhood-based projects for older people during COVID 19 pandemic in Leeds

Chris Dayson*, Jan Gilbertson*, Emma Bimpson*, Chris Damm*, Angela Ellis Paine**, Helen Kara*** and Luke Price****

*Sheffield Hallam University, ** Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham, *** Independent researchers, ****Centre for Ageing Better

16.00- 17.00 BOOK LAUNCH: CELEBRATING THE LAUNCH OF TWO NEW BOOKS

Jon Dean: The good glow: Charity and the symbolic power of doing good

Alison Body: Children’s charities in crisis: Early intervention and the state

 

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