2018

19 December 2018
Blog, 2018, December, Alan Stevenson, Research, For Volunteers, For Organisations

Volunteer Scotland, the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Design Informatics and Northumbria University, have been exploring the opportunities of blockchain technology with organisations in the sector. The first report looks at the findings from workshop 1 on Identity Management.

30 November 2018
Blog, November, 2018, George Thomson

As part of this years Scottish Government #MakeSomeonesDay campaign for St Andrews day we have chosen to highlight our support of the IBBA Girls school and share ways in which you can too.

15 November 2018
Blog, November, 2018, George Thomson

I’m looking forward to being a guest at the Quarriers Volunteer recognition evening coming up, and also delighted to have been asked to make a contribution to the Quarriers Magazine about my perspective. So I thought I’d write about volunteer recognition.

5 November 2018
Blog, November, 2018, For Organisations, Matthew Linning

Matthew Linning, head of research at Volunteer Scotland, shares his thoughts from the recent conference on how to make youth volunteering in Scotland more inclusive.

5 November 2018
Blog, November, 2018, For Organisations, Guest Blog

Morven Maclean of CHAS and Sarah Latto from Shelter Scotland introduce two new guidance documents on impact measurement and investing for success.

12 October 2018
Blog, November, 2018, George Thomson

Our CEO George Thomson recently completed a 3-month study leave looking into volunteer participation. European Volunteer Centre asked him to share his thoughts and links to the care agenda.

11 October 2018
Blog, October, 2018, For Organisations, For Volunteers, Guest Blog

Volunteering. Many of us give our time freely where, and when, we can - whether it be formal or informal. However it seems that people can be a little bit shy in discussing it.

31 August 2018
Blog, 2018, August, For Organisations, Research, Alan Stevenson

We were lucky enough to attend a prestigious data science event this week which was about celebrating the success of the Data Lab MSc Placement Programme. To our enormous delight data science student, Debbie Maltman, scooped first prize for her fantastic work with us.

4 May 2018
Blog, 2018, May, Mauro Renna, For Volunteers, For Organisations

Purpose. That is what I felt when I first heard about the Get Connected project. In an afternoon workshop, Volunteer Scotland was talking about a project that, in my view, wanted to get to the root of the question of how to help communities thrive…or to at least help them to get started on that journey.

3 May 2018
Blog, 2018, May, For Volunteers, For Organisations, Guest Blog

Volunteering is a positive way to contribute and gain for all involved. I became involved as a volunteer after my son told me about a CommUnity Bubble (Conversation Salon) meeting he had attended as part of the Get Connected project.