11 December 2017
Blog, For Organisations, 2017, December, Training, Practice, Guest Blog

Learn from the experience of the Volunteer Development Coordinator of the national charity Sistema Scotland on how to develop an effective volunteer strategy.

27 November 2017
Blog, Standards, For Organisations, 2017, November, Jessica Lightfoot

Here’s some fantastic news for anyone involved in employer supported volunteering – volunteering through work has been shown to have a positive impact on individual wellbeing.

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?

27 September 2017
News, Blog, 2017, October

Scotland’s first ever festival of volunteering, held in Stirling from 21-26 September, attracted more than 1400 people, including over 70 organisations and charities, to a series of events throughout the city.

22 September 2017
Disclosure services, For Organisations, News, Blog, 2017, September

Following a judicial review one part of the PVG process has been found to be in breach of European Human Rights Legislation, this breach is in relation to the list of offences that are always going to be disclosed on an individual’s PVG.

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

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.

5 June 2017
Blog, 2017, June, Research, Practice, For Organisations, Guest Blog

Vikki from the University of Stirling (as part of a cross organisational team) has recently completed a 3 year study into the role of volunteers in dementia care. This blog provides a very useful overview of their findings.

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

"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."

11 May 2017
Blog, George Thomson, May, 2017

Can I have a minute to talk about the #VolunteersWeekScot Thunderclap? Volunteers' Week 2017 is only 3 weeks away. Help us say ‘thank you’ to Scotland’s volunteers & support our #VolunteersWeekScot thunderclap.