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parkrun: Why don't people volunteer?

Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Floor 6, Heritage Room, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Rachel Hallett

parkrun: Why don't people volunteer?

From one event with 13 runners back in 2004, parkrun is now an international phenomenon with over 3 million people registered to participate worldwide.

In the UK, around 120,000 people per week take part at hundreds of events every weekend.

However, many events struggle to recruit volunteers from the parkrunning community to help stage each event, despite the growth in participant numbers.

If this is going to be addressed, the underpinning reasons need to be identified, yet most volunteering research looks at why individuals
do volunteer.

This presentation will look at the findings from a large survey and follow-up interviews, and consider what might be going on within a theoretical framework - and what might be the best way to address the problem of volunteer recruitment.

Dr Rachel Hallett is a postdoctoral researcher. She has a background in health psychology and music psychology, and has been parkrunning (and volunteering!) since 2010.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: FHSCE Events team
Tel: 0208 725 4735
Email: hsce-events@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

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