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2 October 2020
Blog, For Volunteers, For Organisations, 2020, October, Alan Stevenson, Covid-19 Blogs, Research

SPORT is a major contributor to Scotland’s health, wellbeing and economy, but a huge proportion of that relies on volunteers and a new report has uncovered concern over where those volunteers will be when sport finally does get moving again.

16 July 2020
Blog, For Volunteers, 2020, July, Matthew Linning, Covid-19 Blogs, Research

Matthew Linning, Head of Research at Volunteer Scotland, discusses the implications from the latest research on COVID-19 in Scotland.

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.

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.

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?

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.

10 March 2017
Blog, March, 2017, For Volunteers, For Organisations, Research, James Davies

In this blog post, James Davies, final year PhD student at the University of Strathclyde, shares some of the key findings from his research and highlights some important implications.

13 February 2017
Blog, February, 2017, For Volunteers, For Organisations, Research, Guest Blog

Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive at Young Scot provides her views on Youth Volunteering and draws on our latest Young People in Scotland volunteering survey.

3 February 2017
Blog, February, 2017, For Volunteers, For Organisations, Research, Guest Blog

Brian Scott, Development Manager at Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) provides his take on Volunteer Scotland's latest Young People in Scotland volunteering survey. While welcoming the research findings GDA also raise some important questions.

3 February 2017
Blog, January, 2017, For Volunteers, For Organisations, Matthew Linning, Research

52% of Scotland’s young people volunteered in 2016, nearly double the adult rate of 27%. Matthew Linning explores what’s gone right and is there a lesson to draw?