Tag Archives: Volunteering

Making volunteering more diverse: Thoughts from NCVO’s Annual Conference

This blog reflects on the latest research on diversity and volunteering from NCVO's annual conference, and asks what charities can do to make volunteering more inclusive. Continue reading

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Almanac 2018: What does the data tell us?

The NCVO’s UK Civil Society Almanac is a rich source of information on the voluntary sector. To be as complete and accurate as possible, we bring together: data from charities’ accounts, the Charity Commission’s open data and national surveys. Continue reading

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Public policy round-up: April 2018

A summary of the key policy and regulatory developments during the last month, including publication of the final report from the House of Commons committee on citizenship and civic engagement, highlights from our Annual Conference, and the future of the National Lottery. Continue reading

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Protecting community transport

Community transport is an essential part of our rich and diverse voluntary sector, but many operators are concerned by how proposed changes to transport legislation will affect them. Continue reading

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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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