Responding to Poverty in the UK: The Impact on Volunteers

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This chapter examines the impact that the experience of volunteering can have upon volunteers responding to poverty by drawing on the experience of volunteers at a food project (‘Lunch’), which the author ran each school holiday from July 2015 to August 2016 in response to holiday hunger. Holiday hunger is when children are at risk of not having enough to eat in the school holidays. ‘Lunch’ provided primary school aged children with play time and a hot, healthy meal and was delivered in a church hall. The chapter concludes that the impact of volunteering upon volunteers is important to understand in order to problematise the binary of the giver and receiver in responding to poverty.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAction on Poverty in the UK
EditorsSarah Page, Martin Coates, Julie Tipping, Juliette Frangos, Katy Goldstraw
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-37182-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-37181-3
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Sept 2023

Publication series

NameSustainable Development Goals
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Institute themes

  • Faith and Peaceful Relations


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