Tag Archives: Volunteering

Compassion in volunteering: Befriending in a UK immigration detention centre

Joanne Vincett, winner of the Campbell-Adamson Memorial Prize at this year's Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference, shares her personal experiences of her work with Yarl's Wood Befrienders. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: December 2018

This month we look at the UN's International Volunteer Day, the announcement of the European Volunteering Capital 2020, and the importance of having a volunteer strategy. Continue reading

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2019 is the year of the volunteering strategy

The new year is on the horizon and 2019 is NCVO’s centenary year. We are offering ten frontline organisations the chance to join us on a learning journey, to develop a volunteering strategy. Continue reading

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International Volunteer Day 2018: Building resilience

Today is International Volunteer Day. With the day themed around community resilience we reflect on the crucial role volunteering plays in responding to uncertainty and crises. Continue reading

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#YouMadeItHappen – why it always pays off to thank your supporters

Last Monday something really exciting happened. Twitter was chock-full of charities and community groups thanking their supporters using the hashtag #YouMadeItHappen. Continue reading

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Home is wherever I volunteer

#iwill ambassador Lizzie Beale on the role volunteering plays in helping young people put down roots and become a part of their communities. Continue reading

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Why I’m a charity trustee

A personal perspective on the benefits of trusteeship. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: November 2018

This week is both Trustees Week and #iwill Week so it's a good time to celebrate the many different ways in which volunteers contribute to their causes. Plus, the latest volunteering news and upcoming training and events. Continue reading

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Why focusing on existing volunteers is key to accelerating progress with diversity

Helen Timbrell is an independent consultant working with the voluntary sector on people and organisational development. Here she writes about the issue of EDI within charities. Continue reading

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Time for Change

Volunteer manager, Norma Jean, has worked with volunteers and charities to create opportunities that upskill people and for organisations to gain real help. Continue reading

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