Welcome to our website. We are two academics based in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK - Professor Matt Baillie Smith (Northumbria University) and Professor Nina Laurie (Newcastle University).
This is our personal site for sharing our research on international volunteering, its history and rapidly changing present. You can download presentations and papers, read our blogs and commentaries and hear about our research partners and projects.
Thank you for visiting the site and we hope you find it useful.
Matt Baillie Smith and Nina Laurie
News and events
Interesting blog on volunteering in the hunt for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370
New paper on youth transitions, faith and international volunteering available on the publications page.
See Nisha Thomas' 'In Search of a Nigerian Dream: a response to Radio 4's Today Programme on Nigeria and the MINT economies' on the Project pages or here.
We have published a new working paper, 'A geography of international volunteering', based on our work in Latin America, South Asia, South Africa, India, the UK and Europe. A pdf is available on the publications page.