Sustaining Science Shops, A Guide to Developing Strategy and Policy

This publication draws lessons from the experiences of EU Science Shop/community-based research practitioners over the years. The guide was written by Eileen Martin and Emma McKenna at Queen's University Belfast and aims to support thinking about how community researchers contribute to policy development in their work. You can access the guide below or click on the webiste to access this and others reports here.

Volunteering Charter, Trinity College Dublin Sample

This document is based on the Volunteering Ireland Charter for effective volunteering which we modified for our particular setting in collaboration with stakeholders in campus volunteer programmes, student volunteer groups and student services.

The international Living Knowledge Network Resources for CBR

The international Living Knowledge Network (LK) is set up for people interested in building partnerships for public access to research. Members use the network platform and its tools for documentation and to exchange information, ideas, experiences and expertise on community-based research and science and society relations in general.

The Higher Education Community Engagement Evaluation Model - Russel Group Model

The Higher Education Community Engagement Model is a UK model to evaluate civic engagement, created in 2003 by several Russell Group universities, in collaboration with the Corporate Citizenship Company. It is based on the London Benchmarking Model which is used by many large companies to measure their contributions to the community, but has been adapted for use by any Higher Education Institution. The model was piloted in 2004, underwent a large scale evaluation and was opened up for use by any HEI in 2006.

Coordinating a public awareness volunteer recruitment campaign

This is a powerpoint presentation delivered by Stephanie McDermott from Special Olympics Ireland on their expereince and succes of recruiting volunteers from within HEIs and off campus. It was delivered to attendees of the Campus Engage Collaborative Learning Day, 5 December 2013, to mark international volunteers day.

Measuring the Outcomes for Civic Engagement

This report provides an overview of the process used by the project team to develop tools to measure the impact of civic engagement practices in the human services network. More importantly, it presents the resultant fruits of those labors: the Civic Engagement Measurement System (CEMS). The CEMS consists of an inter-related set of tools that are believed to represent a promising new approach to the measurement of outcomes and impacts in civic engagement.


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