Author Archives: Justin Davis Smith

Justin Davis Smith

About Justin Davis Smith

Justin Davis Smith was formerly executive director of volunteering and development at NCVO and chief executive of Volunteering England. Justin is now a senior research fellow at City University Cass Business School’s Centre for Charity Effectiveness.

Thank you and goodbye

Justin Davis Smith says farewell to NCVO, shares his future plans and gives his thoughts on the future of volunteering Continue reading

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National Citizen Service: The arguments against compulsion

Why making the NCS compulsory is a bad idea and what should be done instead Continue reading

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ESV: How to make the next great leap forward?

Five conditions which need to be in place for success with employer supported volunteering Continue reading

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What can we expect for volunteering in 2016

The three-day pledge, rates of volunteering, major initiatives to look out for and the challenges that await volunteering Continue reading

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Nudge, nudge; wink, wink! What can behavioural science teach us about volunteering?

The 'Nudge' concept and what recent research has told us about volunteering Continue reading

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Volunteering in care homes: tackling loneliness and much more

What the Volunteering in Care Homes project has told us and where we should go from here Continue reading

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We need a better vision for volunteering in policing

Volunteering is part of the future of public services - including policing. The Home Office has announced reforms to enhance the role of volunteers in policing. Continue reading

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Widening the generational gene pool of trustees

Why boards without young people are a dangerous option and how your charity could begin to address this issue Continue reading

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From CSR to HR – The future of Employer-Supported Volunteering?

A look at recent research from CIPD and Step up to Serve on how businesses can embed volunteering within recruitment practices Continue reading

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10 things I learnt during Volunteers’ Week

Justin reflects on some interesting research and quirky findings from the world of volunteering. Continue reading

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