Guest Blog

19 June 2020
Blog, 2020, For Volunteers, Guest Blog, Covid-19, June

Sport in Scotland is entirely reliant on volunteers. Almost every sports club and organisation is volunteer-led, and many have no-one in the organisation who is paid at all. As researchers, we're keen to find out how sports clubs and volunteers have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).

13 May 2020
Blog, 2020, Guest Blog, May, Covid-19

A few days ago, a visually impaired athlete took her smartphone and streamed an audio described workout on Facebook. The class was followed by lots of other visually impaired people wanting to exercise during lockdown.

6 January 2020
Blog, 2020, January, Guest Blog, Health and Wellbeing

November 2019 saw Volunteer Scotland publish their report, 'The contribution of volunteering to Scotland's health and wellbeing: challenges, opportunities and priorities 2020 - 2040'.

5 November 2019
Blog, 2019, November, Guest Blog

Damian Sherwood-Johnson, Volunteer Support Coordinator at Sistema Scotland talks 'changing the tune' this International Volunteer Managers Day.

5 November 2019
Blog, 2019, November, Guest Blog, Health and Wellbeing

This Befriending Week 1st -7th November we are shinning a spotlight on health and wellbeing.

5 November 2019
Blog, 2019, November, Guest Blog, Health and Wellbeing

We have long known that people who choose to volunteer benefit in ways that go far beyond having a sense of doing something good.

5 November 2019
Blog, 2019, November, Guest Blog, Health and Wellbeing

The Scottish Sports Association (SSA) has greatly valued the opportunity through our involvement in the Scottish Volunteering Forum to engage with the latest Volunteer Scotland research on the contribution of volunteering to Scotland's health and wellbeing.

27 September 2019
Blog, 2019, September, For Organisations, Guest Blog, Inclusive Volunteering

Gün Orgun from the Scottish Refugee Council asks how can we translate this year’s hashtag, #everydayinclusion into action and work towards a culture change that makes inclusion a daily reality.

26 September 2019
Blog, 2019, September, For Organisations, Guest Blog, Inclusive Volunteering

Austin Smith, Policy Officer for Scottish Drugs Forum, argues that some organisation’s work would be enhanced by recruiting volunteers from Scotland’s most deprived communities.

26 September 2019
Blog, 2019, September, For Organisations, Guest Blog, Inclusive Volunteering

We continue our series of guest inclusion blogs with some advice from Hollie Wilson of the RNIB on welcoming blind and partially sighted volunteers into your organisation.