11 August 2014
IVR, the ESRC and Northumbria University will be holding a free seminar to explore what the connection between volunteering and paid work looks like, and what it means for organisations involving and supporting volunteers, and for volunteers themselves.
The event is free to attend and lunch will be provided, but advanced booking is required. It will take place on Tuesday 14 October in London, at NCVO’s conference suite at Society Building, just north of King’s Cross station.
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1 August 2014
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is calling for charities to protect their historical records, as part of a new project to archive charity sector documents.
The five-year scheme, funded by the British Academy, will reach across the UK and seeks to digitally preserve key voluntary sector records, particularly those dating back to the creation of the modern welfare state in 1945. It aims to ensure that records relating to welfare reform, which transformed the relationship between charities and the state, are not lost.
22 July 2014
Today saw the release of the latest figures from the Community Life survey, for 2013-14. During this time:
- 41 per cent of people questioned reported volunteering formally (ie through a group, club or organisation) at least once in the previous year
- 27 per cent said they took part at least once a month (‘regular volunteers’).
These proportions have decreased from last year’s Community Life survey results (for the period August 2012 to April 2013); which were 44% and 29% respectively.
But not all changes in figures are statistically significant – sometimes the changes can be small, which may mean that we cannot say with confidence that it is an actual, statistical change, rather than possible error.
This is the primary UK conference for the voluntary sector and volunteering research community.
The conference brings together academics, practitioners and policy makers with a shared interest in the voluntary sector and volunteering. In 2014, NCVO, VSSN and IVR will again be working in partnership to organise the event. This year we are delighted to welcome Julia Unwin, chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, as our keynote speaker.
|Date:||10-11 September 2014|
|Location:||Sheffield Hallam University, UK|
31 January 2014
Our study, undertaken with the International Observatory on End of Life Care and UCL, exploring volunteering in palliative care features in a new article in the Journal of Palliative Medicine.
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