Our Civic Service Research Fellows study analyzed civic service and volunteering initiatives in five Southern African countries–Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe–and examined their implications for social development in the region. Local researchers in each country conducted interviews with the staff who implement and coordinate service programs, and provided a map of all organizations operating civic service and volunteering initiatives in the region. The study explored the meaning of civic service in a Southern African context, perceptions of service, and the social policies that might support or hinder civic service programs.
Funding Partner: Ford Foundation
CSD Faculty Director; University of Denver
Civic Engagement and Service
- Email: Amanda.McBride@du.edu