Max-Weber-Kolleg Religion, Society, and World Relations

Erfahrungen von sozial benachteiligten Menschen im ehrenamtlichen Engagement – Was können Organisationen für die Förderung des Engagements daraus lernen?

On the basis of qualitative interviews with socially disadvantaged volunteers in different contexts, their approaches to volunteering, their experiences in volunteering, their motives and also their perspectives, wishes and suggestions for shaping volunteering will be illuminated. Within the framework of a Citizen Science approach, the conditions for the success of the commitment of people who are particularly affected by social inequality will be developed.

04/2022 - 03/2023

Deutsche Stiftung für Engagement und Ehrenamt :
70 000 Euro

Project management

PD Dr. Bettina Hollstein
Managing Director (Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies)

These include framework conditions, forms of institutionalisation, communication methods, organisation, culture of recognition etc. These conditions for success will not be developed abstractly, but will be determined from the concrete experiences of those involved and validated in workshops with those affected. In addition to the workshops, handouts for organisations working with volunteers and a scientific publication for knowledge transfer will be developed.

You can find more information about the project on apl. Prof. Dr. Bettina Hollstein's personal page.

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Cooperation partner

Research focus

Religion, Society, and World Relations