Tag Archives: Volunteering

Building bridges between volunteering and research

As a volunteer manager, I like my practice to be evidence-based. I think we all do. A joint event sought to bring together the researchers, practitioners and everyone in-between to ask 'how can we better work together to advance volunteering research?' Continue reading

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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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Volunteers’ Week 2018: Making the days count

On the final day of Volunteers' Week, a reflection on the value and diversity of volunteering, and the goal of 'volunteering for all'. Continue reading

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Saying thanks

Whether we’ll admit it or not, we all love to receive a genuine ‘thank you’ for something we have done. There is something that makes even the most cynical of us (guilty as charged) at least feel a little warmth inside us. Even if we don’t always show it. Continue reading

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Modernising the disclosure and barring service: Have your say (part two)

The DBS have been in touch and are keen to hear more from you on how the update service can be improved. Continue reading

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Volunteering is awesome

To celebrate the start of Volunteers' Week 2018, Shaun Delaney emphasises that volunteering really is for all, and explains the importance of recognition for volunteers. 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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Charities are working hard to fix abuse problems

Ethical dilemmas and logistical problems abound in international aid, but many charities have been improving their reporting processes so that incidents of abuse can be identified and dealt with effectively. Continue reading

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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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