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World Youth Conference

Mexico 2016: Volunteering for Social Change

The World Volunteer Conference 2016 will take place in Mexico City from 7 to 10 November.

Big Local: bringing positive change

When I first started to volunteer at Big Local Revoelution just over two years ago, I was very timid and shy. Having social anxiety and bipolar disorder made me very isolated and I wouldn’t leave the house or even my bed for weeks at a time. From the first day I set foot in the Revoelution hub, I haven’t been away.

Shelter: 50 years of research

This is a special year for Shelter, 50 years since we were founded in 1966. From day one, we have campaigned passionately to ensure that everyone in this country has a safe, secure, affordable home. And from day one, research has been central to this.

Andy Curtis is Senior Research Officer at the Institute for Volunteering Research (UK)

Andy Curtis: "Employer-supported volunteering can introduce people to volunteering who may not have thought of doing it before"

The Senior Research Officer at IVR made a presentation on his ESV research at the Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference. He shared some insights with us.

Andanças festival. Photo by Jose Manuel Costa

Andanças festival: building community and sustainability through dance

The festival, organised by the PédeXumbo association and where volunteering plays an important role, has been articulating cultural and generational exchanges through folk dances for two decades now.

The Petra Camp, where Anna and the team from DSR were providing basic dental care / Photograph: DSR

From Lesvos to Petra, changes without solutions

Olga Margalef was in Lesvos when scores of refugees were arriving. Anna Sorio visited Petra, after the makeshift camps were being dismantled and the official military camps set up. What has changed?

NCVO campaigns conference

Discussing new opportunities and challenges of volunteering

Researchers, policy makers and practitioners will meet in Nottingham at the 2016 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference on 8-9th September.

Charity shops, supporting social projects in the UK

Second-hand objects and volunteering help spaces that revert all their earning to support charitable causes.

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Nonprofit, a new portal on the third sector and volunteering

The portal aims to be a meeting point for international non-profit and third sector leaders, professionals and other interested stakeholders.

Volunteers and workers in a non-profit organization.

Keys for the solid management of volunteering

In recent years, many people decide to get involved in volunteering within non-profit organizations. What is role of these receiving entities in this process, what has to be taken into account to manage correctly these newcomers?

Ready to volunteer / Photograph: Elvire R., Flickr

The process to attract and select volunteers

What strategies apply when it comes to look for volunteers? To attract volunteers does not mean just to call for them so they come to the association and start working. 

Celebrating volunteers in the criminal justice system across Europe

In what sense can volunteering positively contribute to the criminal justice system? In this article posted on the NCVO blog, Andy Curtis shares his thoughts on the final conference for the JIVE project.

Àlex and Isabel, Mohammed mentors

"We wanted to understand the reality that surrounds us in our own city"

Through mentoring, Punt de Referència helps youngsters who were under the care of the Public Social Protection System. Two volunteers share their experience with us.

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The promotion of the volunteering: an investment to promote social capital and values

Why should we promote volunteering? How should we do it? Can we set a common European strategy? We have talked with two experts at the European level in order to address these issues: Susana Szabo (CEV) and Gabriela Civico (EYV 2011 Alliance).

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How is volunteering being promoted from the local level?

How does the local approach to volunteering look? How do municipalities promote volunteering? In order to answer these two questions, we have talked to Laia Travé (Volunteering Office of Sant Cugat del Vallès) and Sònia Toro (Volunteering Desk of Santa Coloma de Gramenet).

Challenges of environmental volunteering

Juanjo Butrón explains us which are the challenges of the environmental volunteering, crucial to the environmental conservation.

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