Author Archives: Matt Hill

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About Matt Hill

Matt is a senior research officer at the Institute for Volunteering Research (now part of NCVO) where he has worked since 2008.

Silver service: Barriers to volunteering among the over-75s …and how to overcome them

Matt discusses findings from IVR’s evaluation of the first year of Abbeyfield’s Residents as Volunteers project, which aims to recruit over-75s to volunteer. Continue reading

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Does volunteering improve mental health?

On World Health Day, we look at the evidence for whether volunteering can have a positive effect for people with depression and anxiety disorders. Continue reading

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Hospice volunteers: Bridging the gap to the community?

Matt Hill and Sara Morris discuss their research, commissioned by Marie Curie, on the changing role of hospice volunteers. Continue reading

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Volunteers who deliver: How many are involved in public service delivery?

Volunteers week (1st-7th June) has brought much discussion of the role of volunteers in service provision and in particular whether it should be increased... Continue reading

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Are there three million new volunteers?

The Conservative manifesto claims a huge increase in volunteering but what does the data say Continue reading

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Is volunteering really open to all?

Looking at how class, gender, age and ethnicity shape volunteering - especially access to leadership roles and the very nature of the volunteer experience Continue reading

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Ten things you should know about the latest volunteering and voluntary sector research

Insights from the 11th International Society for Third Sector Research Conference in Muenster, Germany 22-25 July, 2014. Continue reading

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“It’s the economic value, stupid”…but is volunteering really worth £100bn to the UK?

Why does the ONS value volunteering at £45.1bn, with the DWP and Cabinet office topping up that figure up by £70bn? We take a look at the reasoning behind the statistics. Continue reading

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Volunteering and the recession

What the national level data show on formal and informal volunteering, and why it's important. Continue reading

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