Helene Perold

Helene Perold
Social research consultant
Member of various research groups and think tanks


Helene Perold is a South African independent social research consultant, evaluator, publisher and strategist who has worked in the fields of volunteering, active citizenship, youth development and community service (among others) for over 30 years.
She is well known and respected in the field of volunteering research regionally and internationally, and has worked on 23 studies about volunteering. She has also drafted four public policies on volunteering and civic service, participated in multiple international conferences, and has produced 30 research publications in this field.
She is a member of the FORUM Research, Policy and Practice Learning Group, the International Society for Third Sector Research, and the Africa Evidence Network.