Tag Archives: Volunteering

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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Safeguarding and volunteer managers

Tom Burke looks at the safeguarding challenges facing volunteer managers, and the resources available to help organisations meet their duty of care. Continue reading

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Internships: If it looks like work and sounds like work, then it probably is

Is an unpaid internship a volunteering opportunity or is it really a job? We unpack what it means to volunteer and look at the role of managers in making sure internships are fair. Continue reading

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Impact round-up: March 2018

The latest news in impact and evaluation. This month we look at new resources from the Impact Management Programme, new research on volunteering and wellbeing, upcoming events, 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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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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