Can employee volunteers be catalysts for change?

By: Sue Gammons

Can participants of an employee volunteering programme be catalysts for change? was a highly commended paper in Roffey Park’s Val Hammond Research Competition.

This research goes beyond previous research by exploring the potential for corporate volunteers to influence change in their organisation once they return from a full-time, immersive volunteering assignment, through use of these skills and new perspectives.


The Val Hammond fund cements Roffey Park’s commitment to applied management research through expanding the diversity and reach of thinking aimed at improving the world of work. Val, formerly Roffey Park’s Chair and Chief Executive, is a keen supporter of Roffey Park’s proud tradition as a charitable research institute and is still deeply engaged in Roffey’s research work through her participation in Roffey’s research advisory group.

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