Policy and Research

In 2014, we carried out a survey to find out about young people’s involvement and future interest in volunteering. Find out more...

Find out about volunteering trends in Scotland; there's some new and interesting stuff here!

The Community Empowerment Act is designed to empower community bodies through the ownership of land and buildings, and by strengthening their voices in the decisions that matter to them and volunteering has a strong part to play.

How many people volunteer in your area? What do they do? Find out more...

There’s no doubt that Scotland’s volunteers are valuable. But how can we measure the social and economic value of volunteering?

James Davies at the University of Strathclyde is nearing completion of his PhD thesis. We are pleased to be able to share some of his preliminary findings with you.