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Volunteer Scotland produced a draft report in December 2016 outlining its findings on participation rates for formal volunteering across the UK. This Final Report reflects the helpful feedback we received and puts forward specific conclusions and recommendations.
Summary report to inform the case for including a volunteering indicator in the Scotland Performs National Performance Framework to act as a proxy measure for community engagement and social cohesion in Scotland.
Would you like to put a financial value on your volunteers contribution? This simple step by step guidance will help you to do just that.
Spirit of 2012 provided funding of £75k to support a programme entitled ‘Casting On’. Its objective was to maximise the volunteering legacy from the 2014 Cast volunteers. The objective of this report is to present the monitoring and evaluation evidence from the 'Casting On' programme.
This report was produced by Volunteer Scotland, with input from the Third Sector Research Forum, to try and better understand the benefits of inclusive volunteering.
Provides data tables for all charts within presentation report.
Provides technical information on the methods, sampling and definitions used.
Understanding differences in volunteering participation across urban/rural areas and socio-economic characteristics e.g. income levels. Paper for the Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference 2014.
Final report from an evaluation of vInspired's cashpoint programme: offering young people aged 14 - 25 to a small grant to design and run their own social action projects in their local community.
This guide will help you understand what we mean by ‘impact’, what to think about before you start, methods you can use and resources that can help you measure impact.