Untold stories of volunteering: a cultural animation project


Principal Investigator: Professor Mihaela Kelemen (Keele University)
Co-investigators: Dr Anita Mangan (Keele University); Dr Martin Phillips (Leicester University)
Collaborators: New Vic Theatre (Newcastle-under-Lyme); National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Duration: From 2013 to 2014

The project aims to give voice to ‘untold stories of volunteering’ by employing a cultural animation methodology to ensure that such stories are co-designed and co- produced with and by volunteers and other interested stakeholders. We explore the potential implications of such untold stories of volunteering for individuals and communities via a documentary drama that will be co-designed, co-produced and co-performed by the participants in three locations across the UK.