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Posts written by guests who have contributed to NCVO projects and events.

10 Top tips on recruiting and retaining young volunteers

In this article #iwill ambassador Stephen Tutin uses research from NYSAS and NCVO's Time Well Spent research to explain how to recruit and retain younger volunteers. Continue reading

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Benefitting from Time Well Spent: Why is enjoyment taboo in volunteering?

NCVO research showed 'enjoyment' as the top-ranked benefit of volunteering, but why is other research often reluctant to acknowledge enjoyment as a benefit? Continue reading

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Our sector now has its own set of ethical principles

Dame Mary Marsh on how NCVO developed the ethical principles for charities published today. Continue reading

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Compassion in volunteering: Befriending in a UK immigration detention centre

Joanne Vincett, winner of the Campbell-Adamson Memorial Prize at this year's Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference, shares her personal experiences of her work with Yarl's Wood Befrienders. Continue reading

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Tips on recruiting more diverse trustees

The Charity Commission’s ‘Taken on Trust’ report laid bare the lack of diversity on charity boards, highlighting that men outnumber women on boards by two to one. Continue reading

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‘Nothing About Us Without Us’ – what we can learn about trustee diversity from Deaf and Disabled people’s organisations

For Trustees' Week, Alex Hendra from Inclusion London reflects on value of diversity and lived experience on trustee boards, and how to overcome the barriers to participation. Continue reading

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Rethinking trusteeship

Trustees are often senior in age, at the pinnacle of their career with years of professional experience . The Young Trustees Movement was set up to challenge this. Continue reading

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Home is wherever I volunteer

#iwill ambassador Lizzie Beale on the role volunteering plays in helping young people put down roots and become a part of their communities. Continue reading

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Why focusing on existing volunteers is key to accelerating progress with diversity

Helen Timbrell is an independent consultant working with the voluntary sector on people and organisational development. Here she writes about the issue of EDI within charities. Continue reading

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Time for Change

Volunteer manager, Norma Jean, has worked with volunteers and charities to create opportunities that upskill people and for organisations to gain real help. Continue reading

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