Understanding the impact of volunteering on pro-environmental behavioural change
Antonaci, Roberta; King, Mike; Seymour, Valentine (2018)


This article examines whether there is an association between engaging in environmental volunteering activities and pro-environmental behavioural change. Utilising self-reported surveys, the article explores the potential impact that environmental volunteering has on people’s pro-environmental
behaviours over time, using The Conservation Volunteers’ two volunteering programmes Green Gyms extregistered and Action Teams as a comparative case study. The findings show a positive association between environmental volunteering activities and a person’s self-reported pro-environmental
behaviours over time. Further, volunteers presented improved impact across almost all of the eight pro-environmental behaviours measured, with differences observed between the two volunteering programmes as well as sociodemographic groupings.


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