Author Archives: Andy Curtis

Andy Curtis

About Andy Curtis

Andy Curtis is senior research officer at NCVO's Institute for Volunteering Research. Andy has worked in research roles in the education and non-profit sectors for over ten years.

Proving the value of mentoring and befriending projects

Support with impact evaluation for organisations running mentoring and befriending projects Continue reading

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Pass me the LEGO®: A journey through the work of new researchers

Highlights from the new researchers sessions at the Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference 2016 Continue reading

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Social capital: Then and now

How interest in social capital has evolved over time and opportunities for new research Continue reading

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Celebrating volunteers in the criminal justice system across Europe

The work of a project exchanging ideas and sharing good practice on involving volunteers in the justice system across Europe Continue reading

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Association visitors: The value of volunteers to people living with MND

The challenges of this role and how it can supplement health care services for people living with motor neurone disease Continue reading

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Unlocking the potential – research on employer supported volunteering

Research from CIPD & IVR, "On the brink of a game changer", shows plenty of examples of valuable ESV work, but there are also barriers and opportunities missed. Continue reading

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Employer-Supported Volunteering: What can research tell us about Election 2015 policies?

Collecting together research on employer-supported volunteering, in the light of the recent Conservative manifesto policy on ESV entitlement. Continue reading

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Volunteering and the perils of trying to predict the future…

What happened to volunteering in the downturn, and what does the future hold? Continue reading

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Helping young adults with offending histories to volunteer

Volunteering can help young adults with offending histories, but they are often under-represented in volunteer involving organisations. How can we change that? Continue reading

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Setting the volunteering research agenda for 2015: Some thoughts on Evolve 2014

We look at Dawn Austwick's point about the need for data and research in the sector to be brought together in some form of online repository. Continue reading

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