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.

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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