Author Archives: John Carlin

John Carlin

About John Carlin

John is NCVO’s volunteer centre support manager. He is responsible for NCVO’s strategy for maximising the impact and sustainability of Volunteer Centres and other local organisations in England.

The human face of quality standards

How quality standards are really about benefiting people Continue reading

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Volunteering: time for some joined up thinking… and funding

Volunteering is currently in high demand; but how can it work better and who is going to pay for it? Continue reading

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The growing demand for local volunteering support

Most volunteering still happens at a local level. People want to volunteer either near where they live or near where they work. What can be done to help them? Continue reading

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Changing role (not just) for Volunteer Centres

Updates from the eight Centres taking part in Nesta’s Volunteer Centre Programme - were they able to increase their impact and become more sustainable? Continue reading

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The evolution of the Volunteer Centre

The centres do change, have changed, are changing; they are responding to ever-changing environments, and always with a focus on the communities they serve. Continue reading

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