Monthly Archives: July 2014

Volunteering falls once again

In late July the government released the latest set of Community Life Survey data which included up-to-date figures on levels volunteering. The release was very low-key, in contrast with the previous release 18 months ago when a much-heralded post-Olympic rise in volunteering levels was championed as proof that the Big Society was working. Not only… Read more »

Volunteering: measuring what counts

During Volunteers’ Week last month an article appeared with the headline, Volunteers worth £500m to the NHS. To quote one of the opening lines: “The country’s healthcare system is being supported by 1.9 million volunteers, worth almost £500m to the NHS, according to a new study.“ This prompted some discussion on the UKVPMs discussion group… Read more »