PVG Disclosure Certificates – Change to Process
The way you receive your Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) disclosure certificate is changing.
Cost of Living Crisis: Testing our Resilience
Matthew Linning, Head of Research and Evaluation at Volunteer Scotland, discusses the implications of the cost of living crisis on volunteering and volunteers.
Top tips for advertising opportunities
If you are preparing to recruit new volunteers these few tips for advertising your opportunities on our search site could help you find the right person for your roles.
Programme for Government- Volunteer Scotland Response
It is unsurprising and absolutely right that the cost crisis – as described by the Scottish Government – is the main priority in this year’s Programme for Government.
Volunteering during strikes: more harm than good?
Over the past week we have seen several news articles about volunteers cleaning up rubbish in Edinburgh where council workers have been on strike.
We call on Chancellor to tackle fuel cost crisis
Surging inflation puts volunteer-run transport services at risk.
Update to the Code of Practice
A new version of the Code of Practice has recently been introduced.
Make Your Mark in Volunteering launch volunteering portal
Call for volunteers across Scotland’s historic, cultural and nature sites.
Launch of Scotland’s Volunteering Action Plan
Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison launched Scotland’s Volunteering Action Plan on Wednesday 15th June at SCVO’s The Gathering.
1st Month Reflections
It has been a month since I started in post as Volunteer Scotland’s new Policy Officer, and it’s certainly been a learning curve!
‘The Road to Recovery’ – New Research
Volunteer Scotland has published its report on the lessons learned from Scotland’s volunteering response to COVID-19, research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
New Scottish Government Survey Report
Scottish Government has published the ‘Scottish Third Sector perspectives on volunteering during Covid-19: Survey Report’ which presents findings from the research conducted between 30 April and 6 June 2021.
Scottish Household Survey – 2020 Results
The SHS results for 2020 were published Friday 28, January 2022. The SHS Team has cautioned against comparing their 2020 data with previous years due to changes in the research method, sample size and timing.
The impact of COVID-19 in Scotland charities – the challenges and opportunities
It is exactly one year since Scotland entered its first lockdown, how has volunteering changed? Volunteer Scotland has examined the impact of formal volunteering using data from the latest OSCR survey.
Mobilising Voluntary Action in the four UK jurisdictions
Learning from today, prepared for tomorrow. Experts from across academia and the voluntary sector are to carry out a major research project into the role of voluntary action during COVID-19; exploring the challenges, what worked well and making recommendations to inform planning for future crises.