Research and Evaluation Blog
The Research and Evaluation Blog is where the team provide their own observations and opinions on some of the latest research in volunteering.
Our latest blog posts
‘The gift of age – Older people, faith communities, and volunteering’ provides invaluable new insights into volunteering in faith communities for older Scottish adults. While we know how many people volunteer with faith-based organisations and something of what they do, there is much we don’t know.
The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) Scottish Charity Survey measures trust and confidence in the charity sector, including awareness of the Scottish charity regulator. The survey also considers the perception of OCSR among charities in terms of its effectiveness, usefulness, and supportiveness.
The SHS results for 2021 were published Tuesday 25 April 2023. Only formal volunteering is reported on odd-numbered years.
The SHS Team has cautioned against comparing their 2021 data with previous years due to changes in the research method, and representativeness of the sample.
It is exactly one year since Scotland entered its first lockdown, how has volunteering changed? Volunteer Scotland has examined the impact of formal volunteering using data from the latest OSCR survey.