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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Researchers, policy makers and practitioners will meet in Nottingham at the 2016 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference on 8-9th September.
Second-hand objects and volunteering help spaces that revert all their earning to support charitable causes.
The portal aims to be a meeting point for international non-profit and third sector leaders, professionals and other interested stakeholders.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
Juanjo Butrón explains us which are the challenges of the environmental volunteering, crucial to the environmental conservation.
Roger Buch explains that volunteering has a lot of positive societal effects because of how it impacts its beneficiaries’ well-being. This means that the situation of children, aged people or even rivers and forests that benefit from volunteering clearly improves.