For Volunteers

These posts are always for volunteers (and are often by volunteers).

If you're a volunteer and have something to say on the theme of volunteering, please get in touch

11 October 2017
Blog, October, 2017, For Volunteers, For Organisations, Jessica Lightfoot

We know that volunteering can have a positive impact on individual wellbeing, with benefits for both volunteers themselves and their communities, and many volunteers offer direct support for service users or clients to overcome unexpected challenges or emotionally difficult situations.

5 October 2017
Blog, October, 2017, Matthew Linning, For Volunteers, For Organisations, Research, National, Research

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?

17 July 2017
Blog, 2017, For Volunteers, For Organisations, June

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.

2 June 2017
Blog, 2017, For Volunteers, For Organisations, June

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."

10 March 2017
Blog, March, 2017, For Volunteers, For Organisations, Research

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.

13 February 2017
Blog, February, 2017, For Volunteers, For Organisations, Research

Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive at Young Scot provides her views on Youth Volunteering and draws on our latest Young People in Scotland volunteering survey.

8 February 2017
Blog, 2017, February, Rob Rae, For Volunteers, For Organisations

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?...

3 February 2017
Blog, February, 2017, For Volunteers, For Organisations, Research

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.

3 February 2017
Blog, January, 2017, For Volunteers, For Organisations, Matthew Linning, Research

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?

12 January 2017
Blog, January, 2017, For Volunteers

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