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Only 11% of Scotland’s sick and disabled volunteered in 2016, a shockingly low figure compared to the adult participation rate of 27%. What does this mean for an inclusive and fairer Scotland?
Douglas Maxwell, ALISS Programme Manager, blogs about their new Volunteer Crowdsourcing Programme.
The ALISS Programme helps people find and share resources that support health and wellbeing.
by Katie Docherty, Scouts Scotland Cheif Executive
"Volunteering plays a massively important role in our society, and the ability to volunteer flexibly is essential in enabling more people to give their time to amazing causes."
In this blog post, James Davies, final year PhD student at the University of Strathclyde, shares some of the key findings from his research and highlights some important implications.
Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive at Young Scot provides her views on Youth Volunteering and draws on our latest Young People in Scotland volunteering survey.
Volunteering means different things to different people. I firmly believe, whether we recognise it or not, most of us regularly volunteer in some way or other during life’s course. That’s because we are social beings; we participate. We connect with others. Don't we?...
Brian Scott, Development Manager at Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) provides his take on Volunteer Scotland's latest Young People in Scotland volunteering survey. While welcoming the research findings GDA also raise some important questions.
52% of Scotland’s young people volunteered in 2016, nearly double the adult rate of 27%. Matthew Linning explores what’s gone right and is there a lesson to draw?
The Wee County Cancer Research UK Fundraising Group was formed in April 2013 to help establish a Cancer Research UK group in Clackmannanshire. Find out more about them here >