Volunteers in Communities is an action research project seeking to enable innovation in Cornwall’s voluntary sector. The project is being led by world leading researchers at the Centre for Geography, Environment and Society (CGES) in partnership with Volunteer Cornwall and Age UK Cornwall. This site provides a platform to showcase the teams successes and communicate research findings. 

Since 2010 Professor Catherine LeyshonDr Michael Leyshon and Dr Timothy Walker have been working to improve volunteering policy and practice in both environmental and healthcare sectors.