Member of the Volunteering in Conflicts and Emergencies Initiative (ViCE)

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The ViCE Initiative brings together practitioners, volunteers and wider stakeholders in a research project to understand the lived experiences of volunteers in conflicts and emergencies and jointly develop responses to the challenges they face. Our approach focused on listening to volunteers in an open way, avoiding pre-determined questions or ideas, and allowing participants to decide what is important to them and letting them talk about those issues in whatever way they choose. Through this, ViCE has created unique testimony of the experiences of 198 volunteers and 84 wider stakeholders participated from six countries facing conflicts and emergencies (Afghanistan, Honduras, Myanmar, South Sudan, Sudan and Ukraine). In each country, a team visited volunteers and stakeholders, and asked them to talk about what it is like to be a volunteer in that country. These conversations were recorded, translated, transcribed and analysed using practitioners’ views of the most important things being raised. The findings have been shared through workshops, pop-up innovation labs, exhibits and freely accessible working papers available on the website
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