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: 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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Volunteering round up: April 2017

This month's volunteer round up looks at the general election, National Volunteering Forum, Volunteers' Week, volunteering and mental health, and much more. Continue reading

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Volunteering round up: March 2017

This month's volunteer round up looks at Volunteers Week 2017, a new survey on volunteering in migrant camps, new ONS research on volunteers and much more. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: February 2017

Volunteers' Week 2017, social action, the role of volunteers in parks, new funding announcements, Annual Conference 2017, training and more Continue reading

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