Author Archives: Nick Ockenden

Nick Ockenden

About Nick Ockenden

Nick is the head of research at NCVO. As part of this he leads the work of the Institute for Volunteering Research, where he has worked since 2005.

Why Government needs to hear your views on the Community Life Survey

The Community Life Survey is an important tool for the voluntary sector, find out more about the possible changes and share your views Continue reading

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Who are the teen engagers? Social action and social class amongst 10-20 year olds

New research on social action by young people from Step Up to Serve Continue reading

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Today’s Community Life survey results show no change in rates of formal volunteering

This morning's results from the Community Life survey show that rates of formal volunteering have not changed from last year. Continue reading

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What’s happening to rates of volunteering?

Following this morning's discussions about rates of volunteering, here's a quick look at what the statistics tell us. Continue reading

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What might the election hold for volunteering?

Four of the policy areas (and the research evidence for them) that might involve a discussion of of volunteering at the 2015 election. Continue reading

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Older volunteers, resilience and why we shouldn’t be complacent

Thoughts from our recent seminar with the ESRC and Northumbria University exploring volunteering by older people and economic austerity Continue reading

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Ten things we learnt about the voluntary sector in 2014

Find out what Nick Ockenden thinks were the ten most interesting and important things we found out about volunteering and the voluntary sector during 2014. Continue reading

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Volunteering, freedom and subbotnik

A new global league table for volunteering in CAF's world giving index shows the potential problems of cross-cultural comparisons. Continue reading

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Answering the top-five questions about volunteering in England

How to navigate to the best, most accessible data on volunteering. Continue reading

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My ten favourite recent pieces of research on volunteering and the voluntary sector

Top picks from the annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research conference in Sheffield. Continue reading

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