Author Archives: Shaun Delaney

Shaun Delaney

About Shaun Delaney

Shaun is volunteering development manager at NCVO, overseeing strategy for volunteer management and good practice. Previously, he was head of volunteering at Samaritans and is currently a volunteer trustee of Greater London Volunteering.

Five key insights on volunteering from our Time Well Spent report

Insights from our volunteering research show the importance of the social aspect of volunteering, the power of saying 'thanks' and much more... Continue reading

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International Volunteer Day 2018: Building resilience

Today is International Volunteer Day. With the day themed around community resilience we reflect on the crucial role volunteering plays in responding to uncertainty and crises. Continue reading

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The civil society strategy: What it says about volunteering

The government acknowledges the value of volunteering and social action in its civil society strategy, but is it pledging anything new? Continue reading

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Building bridges between volunteering and research

As a volunteer manager, I like my practice to be evidence-based. I think we all do. A joint event sought to bring together the researchers, practitioners and everyone in-between to ask 'how can we better work together to advance volunteering research?' Continue reading

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Modernising the disclosure and barring service: Have your say (part two)

The DBS have been in touch and are keen to hear more from you on how the update service can be improved. Continue reading

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Volunteering is awesome

To celebrate the start of Volunteers' Week 2018, Shaun Delaney emphasises that volunteering really is for all, and explains the importance of recognition for volunteers. Continue reading

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Internships: If it looks like work and sounds like work, then it probably is

Is an unpaid internship a volunteering opportunity or is it really a job? We unpack what it means to volunteer and look at the role of managers in making sure internships are fair. Continue reading

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Modernising the Disclosure and Barring Service: Have your say

Have your say on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) inquiry into the delayed changes to modernise the Disclosure and Barring Service. Continue reading

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Dealing with abuse: Are criminal records checks the answer?

There is a lot of coverage of Oxfam this week – leading to a wider discussion on how we can deal with harm and abuse should it arise, and the role of criminal records. As we think about what steps we can all take next, here are some things to consider and resources you might find useful. Continue reading

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Supporting young people to get involved: Reflections on the full time social action review

Shaun talks about the full time social action review and what is next for social action. Continue reading

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