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Happy to help: how a UK micro-volunteering programme increased people's wellbeing
Paul Dolan, Christian Krekel, Helen Lee, Claire Marshall, Ganga Shreedhar and Allison Smith June 2021
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Tags: covid-19; wellbeing; subjective wellbeing; volunteering; pro-social action; quasi-natural experiment; social welfare analysis; covid-19

Levels of wellbeing increased significantly for individuals who participated in the NHS Volunteer Responders (NHSVR) programme, with effects lasting months after the volunteering period had ended, write Paul Dolan, Christian Krekel, Ganga Shreedhar (LSE), Helen Lee, Claire Marshall (NHS) and Allison Smith (Royal Voluntary Service).