The Scientific Use Files of the FWS as well as all documentation objects, prepared by the FDZ-DZA, are now only available at the GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. The FDZ-DZA no longer offers user support for the FWS.

We kindly ask all users to cite the following paper (freely available in open access) in FWS publications for the description of the data source:

Nicole Hameister, Nadiya Kelle, Corinna Kausmann, Nora Karnick, Céline Arriagada & Julia Simonson (2023). Monitoring Civil Society. The German Survey on Volunteering 1999–2019. Soziale Welt, 74(2), 294-314. DOI: 10.5771/0038-6073-2023-2-294

The SUFs, along with all documentation materials, are provided at GESIS for scientific use under the following study numbers and DOIs:

We have compiled a list of all known publications based on the FWS from 2010 to 2023.

For further information on the completed FWS project at the DZA, please refer to this link.