Tag Archives: Volunteering

Dealing with abuse: Are criminal records checks the answer?

There is a lot of coverage of Oxfam this week – leading to a wider discussion on how we can deal with harm and abuse should it arise, and the role of criminal records. As we think about what steps we can all take next, here are some things to consider and resources you might find useful. 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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I’m positive this works

It’s always gratifying receiving positive feedback from charities you’ve helped to secure media coverage. What’s less usual is to get positive feedback from journalists thanking you for enabling them to cover a positive story. This blog looks at constructive journalism, solutions stories and how we can break the cycle of negative news. Continue reading

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New updated member content: Volunteering and the Law

In light of NCVO's new volunteering and the law content, this blog post outlines the legal differences between an employee/worker, volunteer and voluntary worker, and explains how this might be relevant to your organisation. 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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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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Retaining volunteers: lessons from responding to children’s holiday hunger

Stephanie Denning from the University of Bristol shares her experience of managing a volunteer-run charity project to research what motivates people to volunteer Continue reading

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Getting involved: Public participation in public services

Rebecca Young discusses Getting Involved, one in a series of NCVO publications that offer trends, facts and statistics on a range of issues. 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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Getting involved: Diversity among volunteers

Drawing on the research published in our participation report Getting Involved, we look at who volunteers and how to encourage more diversity in volunteering. Continue reading

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