Institute for Volunteering Research

The Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) is a world-class research and consultancy agency specialising in volunteering.

We undertake research, consultancy and evaluation projects to help improve policy and practice.

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News and Events

Community Life survey figures show declining rates of volunteering
But stability since 2001 is the more important story to take away.

The value of giving a little time
Read our new research exploring micro-volunteering

Seems the media did not get as excited about the Community Life Survey as IVR. Oh well, catch up with Nick’s blog http://t.co/RpjxlSxmZn
Latest news: Community Life survey figures for 2013-14 show declining rates of volunteering http://t.co/Spo45hqyIu
@BeardyEddy @confoundingfact Are there comparable stats for the UK? Formal volunteering rates are around half that (alas not at) #2014istr

What does co-production in museums look like?
We're working with Wardown Park museum in Luton to evaluate and assess the impact of their People's Museum project.  

What's the impact of volunteers in care giving?
Find out more about our work with Carer's Resource to evaluate their new programme 'Caring Communities Count'. 

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