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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 rise in rates of volunteering
Find out how many people volunteer with the latest survey figures

New research on the impact of full-time volunteering in schools
Read our evaluation report for the third year of the City Year programme

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

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RT @LocalTrust: @NCVO @IVRtweets @OPMnetwork to conduct evaluation of #BigLocal - the early years http://t.co/382zSIQ2tS @humm_jayne @Debb
Projects

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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