Monthly Archives: May 2014

Short-term thinking on long-term volunteering

A couple of weeks ago it was reported that the Charity Retail Association were searching for the UK’s longest-serving charity shop volunteer ahead of a ceremony to be held in Volunteers’ Week this month. Leaders and managers of volunteers know all too well that we live in a society where volunteering is becoming increasingly focused… Read more »

A point of view on the Points of Light awards

You may have noticed a news story last month saying that the Prime Minister has announced the first recipients of the Points of Light awards. Never heard of them? Neither had I. The awards are a new way for the government to recognise the contribution volunteers make to UK society. They add to the existing… Read more »