Category Archives: Research

Loneliness among young people: Can volunteering help?

We take a look at the evidence around loneliness among young people and the research on whether volunteering can help tackle problem. Continue reading

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GaN Canny: Surveying the views of the sector in Gateshead and Newcastle

NCVO vice chair Sally Young, chief executive of Newcastle CVS, on the findings of a new report looking at the views of voluntary sector in local area. Continue reading

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Making volunteering more diverse: Thoughts from NCVO’s Annual Conference

This blog reflects on the latest research on diversity and volunteering from NCVO's annual conference, and asks what charities can do to make volunteering more inclusive. Continue reading

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Almanac 2018: What does the data tell us?

The NCVO’s UK Civil Society Almanac is a rich source of information on the voluntary sector. To be as complete and accurate as possible, we bring together: data from charities’ accounts, the Charity Commission’s open data and national surveys. Continue reading

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Pale, male and stale? What I learned while researching diversity and volunteering

Why there is a lack of diversity among those who get involved in volunteering, and how organisations can tackle this. 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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Why people volunteer and why they stop – what the latest data tells us

The UK Civil Society Almanac provides a comprehensive overview of the UK voluntary sector with a lot of information on finance, workforce and volunteering. Ahead of the Almanac 2018 launch in May, Lisa Hornung gives a sneak preview of the latest data on motivations and barriers to volunteering. Continue reading

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How does volunteering impact volunteers? Five things to consider

It sounds like common sense: ‘doing good’ makes you feel good, can help improve your skills and form new connections with your community. But what does the evidence actually say? In this blog, we look at current research on the impact of volunteering on volunteers to understand whether the perceptions match reality. Continue reading

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Stepping into volunteers’ shoes: A national survey on the volunteer experience

This year, we’ll be engaging volunteers across the country through a national survey to explore and understand their experience of volunteering. 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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