Author Archives: Will Downs

Will Downs

About Will Downs

Will supports NCVO’s policy work on volunteering development. His interests include the role of volunteering in public services and removing barriers to youth volunteering. He produces the monthly volunteering round-up blog and supports Volunteers’ Week.

Full-time social action review: NCVO response

Last month, NCVO responded to the DCMS independent review into full-time social action. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: November 2017

This month, see what's on offer for volunteers during Trustees' Week. We also have news on the House of Lords civic engagement committee, #iwill Week, and more. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: October 2017

Full-time social action review, digital and volunteering, mental health and volunteering, training, events and more Continue reading

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Full-time Social Action Review: How charities can contribute

In 2016, the DCMS announced an independent review into full-time social action. We encourage volunteer-involving organisations to contribute evidence. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: September 2017

This month: guidance for NHS providers, recent NCVO conferences, Lord Ferrers Awards, Shopping for Good, Investing in Volunteers, training and events, and more Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: August 2017

This month: citizenship and civic engagement, NCS and Scouts partnership, National Volunteering Forum, BBC community projects, training and events, and more Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: July 2017

This month: the new minister for civil society announced, a new Lords committee, the Clinks State of the Sector report, training and events, and more Continue reading

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Volunteering and the general election

How flexible volunteering opportunities and use of technology could have affected the general election Continue reading

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Volunteering round up: June 2017

This month's volunteer round up looks at Volunteers' Week, the general election, safer volunteering in migrant camps and much more. Continue reading

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Volunteering round up: May 2017

This month's volunteer round up looks at NCVO's general election message, Volunteers' Week, the launch of the Almanac and much more. Continue reading

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