Category Archives: Research

Campaigning for inclusion: How volunteers tackle health inequalities with Mencap

Campaigning for inclusion: How volunteers tackle health inequalities by Anne-Marie, head of volunteering at Mencap. Continue reading

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Addressing health inequalities through volunteering

Dr Jurgen Grotz, director of The Institute for Volunteering Research, shares four key messages around recent conversations about addressing health inequalities through volunteering. Continue reading

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Funding round-up: February 2021

This week saw the launch of the #RightNow campaign that NCVO is supporting along with hundreds of other charities. Continue reading

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Preparing for change during the covid-19 era

As voluntary organisations continue to adapt to the new normal and current lockdowns, we explore what steps they might take to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead. Continue reading

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Diversity and volunteering: Reflections from our latest report

Today we launch our new report looking at diversity and volunteering from the perspective of volunteer-involving organisations. Continue reading

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Why good data matters: Covid-19 and the voluntary sector

We take a look at the covid-19 Voluntary Sector Impact Barometer data and share what this means for voluntary organisations. Continue reading

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Funding round-up: November 2020

This month we look at the results of the first Covid-19 Voluntary Sector Impact Barometer, and look ahead to the upcoming spending review. Continue reading

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‘Times like these’: 2020 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference: selected highlights

For the first time ever the annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference, held by VSSN, NCVO and BVSC on 7–8 September, was run entirely online. Continue reading

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Volunteering: A family affair? Our research findings

Today we share our findings on our family volunteering project where we explore the links between family and volunteering. Continue reading

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The Kruger report: The start of a serious conversation about charities and volunteering

With new restrictions in place and a second wave confirmed, Sarah Vibert, director of public policy, reflects on the ‘Levelling up our communities’ report from Danny Kruger MP. Continue reading

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