Understanding Volunteer Motivations

I am posting to invite you to participate in a short survey for a University of Adelaide, Australia interdisciplinary research project – Humanitarian Emergencies in a Digital World. We are looking for volunteers who have previously, or are currently, engaged in crisis mapping activities. You may have been involved in some of these activities through your connection to OpenStreetMap. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

The research project seeks to understand why people all over the world participate in crisis responses, in particularly why people choose to volunteer, their experiences of the process and their perceptions of the impact. This project aims to contribute to our understanding of how processes such as crowdsourcing and crisis mapping help to inform the situational awareness of humanitarian aid workers during emergencies and links to on-the-ground research currently being conducted in the Pacific.

If you are interested in participating in the survey, you can do so using this following link:


Alternatively, please feel free to circulate through your relevant networks.