Tag Archives: Volunteering

Volunteering round-up: March 2018

This month's round-up includes highlights from NVF, information about safeguarding and exciting new about Volunteers' Week 2018 as well as much more. Continue reading

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National Volunteering Forum: Volunteering and wellbeing

On 9 February, we brought together more than 50 organisations to discuss how charities can measure the wellbeing benefits of their projects, and to look at the evidence linking volunteering with wellbeing. 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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Charity Commission Safeguarding Summit: What you need to know

This blog provides a first hand account of the discussions about safeguarding during the summit called by the Charity Commission and the Office for Civil Society with UK charities Continue reading

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Safeguarding: do you need to update what you’re doing?

Safeguarding has shot to the top of the sector’s agenda in the wake of the revelations from international development charities. This blog talks about what safeguarding is and the resources available to support with safeguarding. Continue reading

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Public policy round-up: February 2018

This blog provides a summary of some of the key policy and regulatory developments relevant to charities for the month of February 2018 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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Top tech trends for charities in 2018

In January, we published The Road Ahead, our annual publication that identifies the key political, economic, societal and technological trends for charities in 2018. This blog post gives an overview of the challenges and opportunities of technology for the charity sector. Continue reading

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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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