Institute for Volunteering Research

NCVO's 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.

For our free volunteering reports and evaluations visit our Evidence Bank

To find out how we can help you, click here


Our very own @MatthewHillsays has a chapter on volunteers & public services in this new book https://t.co/cyeiaVAgXY https://t.co/W19jsvG1hU
And useful list of measurement tools from @nesta_uk which could be applied to other forms of volunteering research - https://t.co/cff7gBbf2Z
Useful & honest discussion from @nesta_uk of the challenges/limitations of comparison group evaluation in hospitals https://t.co/cff7gBbf2Z

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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