This rapid research explores and reports on perceptions, opportunities and challenges of online volunteering for humanitarian aid, as well as whether it can provide avenues for inclusive humanitarian aid. It also asks how persons with disabilities and other groups traditionally excluded from humanitarian aid can engage in online volunteering.
This research provides insights into online volunteering and its ability to provide opportunities that far outweigh the challenges for humanitarian aid. It indicates compelling potential for online volunteering to strengthen the European Union’s capacity to provide needs-based humanitarian responses as well as provide avenues for inclusive humanitarian aid.
We hope that you can take time to read this Rapid Research Report which can inform best practice and encourage others to consider the potential of online volunteering.