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Cosmopolitan Development: The Impacts of International Volunteering Questionnaire Survey Data

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This dataset comprises de-identified survey responses from a total of 480 research participants. Three questionnaire surveys were conducted to provide a broad map of individual motivations, reasons and expectations held by volunteers (pre and post placement) and host organisation workers participating in the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program.

The surveys consisted of about 40 questions in four sections:
a) perspectives on volunteering (eg motivations, expectations, knowledge of host country and host organisation);
b) views on development;
c) views of Australia and the world;
d) contextual personal background information about education, language skills and year and country of birth.

The questionnaire survey was administered face to face to volunteers at five pre-departure briefings in Australia between August 2013 and May 2014. A slightly adapted online version of this questionnaire was sent to returned volunteers in three survey rounds between November 2013 and November 2014. The questionnaire was adapted to the host organisation perspective by including additional questions about managing and evaluating volunteers. This survey was translated into Indonesia, Khmer and Spanish and given to host organisation staff during workshops conducted in Indonesia, Cambodia, Peru and the Solomon Islands between August 2013 and February 2014.

Date coverage: 2013-08-01 - 2014-12-31
- Australia
- Indonesia
- Cambodia
- Peru
- Solomon Islands


Cosmopolitan development: the impacts of international volunteering

Australian Research Council

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