Author Archives: Jarina Choudhury

About Jarina Choudhury

Jarina is our volunteering development consultancy officer. Jarina develops consultancy and training services with the aim of improving volunteering practice across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The feeling’s mutual – or is it? Inclusivity in mutual aid groups

Volunteering has never been more accessible, but are mutual aid groups really as inclusive as we would like to believe? Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: July 2020

Our monthly round-up of all things volunteering including our recent webinar, updates on volunteering policy issues and some interesting upcoming events. Continue reading

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Keeping volunteers engaged during coronavirus

Volunteers have offered valuable help and support during lockdown. We share what volunteer managers have been doing to deal with the challenges of keeping volunteers engaged. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: May 2020

Volunteers and volunteering organisations continue to meet the challenges of coronavirus. Continue reading

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Listening and learning about volunteer management

20m people volunteer in the UK. With so many people involved in volunteering, we explore the successes and challenges that come with being a volunteer manager and how to create a space for these discussions within the volunteering community. Continue reading

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2019 is the year of the volunteering strategy

The new year is on the horizon and 2019 is NCVO’s centenary year. We are offering ten frontline organisations the chance to join us on a learning journey, to develop a volunteering strategy. Continue reading

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Reflections on festival volunteering

In this blog post, Jarina Choudhury shares four important observations after her experience volunteering at a literary festival. Continue reading

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Making volunteering more diverse: Thoughts from NCVO’s Annual Conference

This blog reflects on the latest research on diversity and volunteering from NCVO's annual conference, and asks what charities can do to make volunteering more inclusive. Continue reading

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New updated member content: Volunteering and the Law

In light of NCVO's new volunteering and the law content, this blog post outlines the legal differences between an employee/worker, volunteer and voluntary worker, and explains how this might be relevant to your organisation. Continue reading

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When compassion and action collide

A project to support people and organisations volunteering in migrant camps Continue reading

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