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Reflections on partnership

18th May 2022

As National Volunteers’ Week 2022 looms on the horizon, I have found myself pondering the nature of partnership and specifically how adversity drives organisations...

Barriers made gateways

19th April 2022

When those of us in the Volunteer Services business think about barriers to volunteering we are inclined to think in big picture terms. Accessibility,...

Celebrate the festive season by giving your time

24th November 2021

  Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, people are often keen to volunteer at this time of year. Here are some great ways of...

Trustees Week 2021 | Reflections of Cllr Liz Green

4th November 2021

  This Trustees’ Week, longstanding active volunteer, Cllr Liz Green shares her reflections on volunteering and becoming a trustee.  Whilst I’ve been a volunteer in...

Top 10 Tips for Recruiting Volunteer Trustees

28th October 2021

Looking to recruit volunteers? Here are some top tips Brainstorm all of the possible motivations for a Trustee for your charity whether that’s giving...

‘Getting on Board’ – opening up charity boards

28th October 2021

This Trustees’ Week, Getting on Board is trying to open up charitys’ boards. Want to know how? Then read on to find out all...

Getting on Board – Festival of Trusteeship

27th October 2021

Trustees’ week is an annual event to showcase the great work Trustees do and provide opportunities for everyone to get involved and make a...

How to support families arriving from Afghanistan

14th September 2021

The news from Afghanistan is extremely concerning and has prompted an outpouring of generosity and offers of help from people across Kingston. During challenging...

Volunteering through adversity: Ruth’s story

11th August 2021

Ruth has dipped in and out of volunteering since her late teens, but it wasn’t until 2021 that it started featuring so prominently in...

Reflections on a Week of Gratitude – National Volunteers’ Week 2021

7th June 2021

And so 2021 National Volunteers Week is coming to an end. Like the 2020 version, it has had to accommodate the realities of an...

Judith’s story

3rd June 2021

As we begin to turn the page on the COVID-19 pandemic, we take a moment to hero some of the volunteering champions that have...

The importance of looking forward

7th June 2022

All the challenges of the last few weeks have rather counter-intuitively generated a sense of ambition within the Voluntary and Community Sector that also...

The Power of Youth: Case study of a volunteer

6th June 2022

Volunteering and community go hand in hand and, this year, NVW coincides nicely with the Month of Community, which brings together organisations with a...

Nothing about us without us – the importance of involving disabled volunteers

5th June 2022

Many people will have seen the recent programme on the BBC, Then Barbara Met Alan, which explores the history of the disability rights movement...

The Future of Volunteering

4th June 2022

When thinking about the future of volunteering, honestly, I get quite excited. This isn’t just because I work in this sector, or because I...

The importance of celebration in a troubled time

1st June 2022

This year, National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) coincides with an extended celebration of the 70th year on the throne of Queen Elizabeth II. Manifesting...