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16 April 2020
Blog, 2020, March, Covid-19, Practice, For Volunteers, Alan Stevenson, Rosie Abernethy

Many of us may find ourselves shopping for friends, family or neighbours who are vulnerable or self-isolating. The question is how can we transfer money safely.

15 April 2020
Blog, For Volunteers, For Organisations, Covid-19, George Thomson, 2020, April, Practice

Today is Micro Volunteering Day which is on the 15th April each year. I have to confess that I’ve never been a fan of the original thinking of micro volunteering, however, in the current circumstances I’ve changed my mind!

7 April 2020
Blog, Adrian Murtagh, Allana Fotheringham, Covid-19, Practice, For Organisations, April, 2020

As we are learning the affects that Covid-19 is having on our communities, services and volunteer programmes. We are still exploring and developing new ways to best manage volunteers and support them.

23 March 2020
Blog, 2020, March, Adrian Murtagh, Allana Fotheringham, Covid-19, Practice, For Organisations

As Covid-19 affects our communities and key aspects of everyday life, it raises questions for how we best manage our volunteers. How can we in our organisations and groups, respond effectively to this challenging situation?

19 November 2019
Blog, 2019, November, Allana Fotheringham, For Organisations, Practice

This is a question we’ve probably all asked ourselves if we’re involved in managing, supporting or working alongside volunteers.

18 February 2019
Blog, For Organisations, 2019, February, George Thomson, Standards, Practice

Volunteer Scotland CEO, George Thomson, previews the launch of the new Volunteer Charter

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.

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.