VOLPOWER Work Package 3

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Dr Fiona Reid, Dr Fiona Skillen, Prof Umut Korkut, Dr Maggie Laidlaw, Marcus Nicolson, Doga Atalay (Glasgow Caledonian University)

The approach to our work package has been to create and understand the journey of our volunteers within the sport sectors in Scotland and Austria and to explore the possibilities that volunteering offers as a way to build a sense of community and empowerment amongst Third Country Nationals (TCNs) and European Union Nations (EUNs) between January 2019 and December 2020.

‘It’s made a better person. I used to play football as well before volunteering. But after I joined (as a volunteer) to Achieve More it gave me confidence. I`ve got to know different people, backgrounds which I don`t have any idea their existence. It`s not about football, it`s about meeting and knowing new people. It gave me a chance to know people who I can`t get contact (with) in my normal life.’ Volunteer GLA-5

We have highlighted in detail in our earlier reports (for further details see the VolPower website, Reports D3.2 and D3.3) the stages and processes of Work Package 3 (hereafter, WP3), this report therefore presents the findings of WP3, drawing on the volunteering experiences of TCNs and EUNs in Austria and Scotland.

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