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.

Volunteering round-up: June 2018

Volunteers' Week is over for another year, but we have plenty for you to catch up on, including efforts to improve the disclosure and barring service and local transport services. Continue reading

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National Volunteering Forum: GDPR and the volunteer journey

On 15 May, we brought together more than 50 organisations at our National Volunteering Forum to discuss how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affects the volunteer journey. Continue reading

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Volunteering round up: May 2018

The latest news and resources on charity volunteering, including information about Volunteers Week 2018 and NCVO training courses. Continue reading

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Protecting community transport

Community transport is an essential part of our rich and diverse voluntary sector, but many operators are concerned by how proposed changes to transport legislation will affect them. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: April 2018

This month we're celebrating the launch of our new Volunteers' Week website – find out how you can get involved. We also have news on safeguarding resources and training, the upcoming volunteering research conference, and more. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: March 2018

This month's round-up includes highlights from NVF, information about safeguarding and exciting new about Volunteers' Week 2018 as well as much more. Continue reading

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National Volunteering Forum: Volunteering and wellbeing

On 9 February, we brought together more than 50 organisations to discuss how charities can measure the wellbeing benefits of their projects, and to look at the evidence linking volunteering with wellbeing. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: February 2018

This month, we reveal our new Volunteers and the Law online resource, provide our thoughts on safeguarding in light of recent Oxfam headlines, and look at the Full-Time Social Action review. We also highlight upcoming events and training over the coming months. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: January 2018

This month, we recognise the volunteers who gave their time over Christmas and look at volunteer recruitment opportunities in the new year. We also highlight upcoming events and new resources for volunteer managers in 2018. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: December 2017

This month we look at what the new publication Getting Involved tells us about volunteering. Also new guidance on volunteering in migrant camps, #iwill week week, and more Continue reading

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