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Sound advice for anyone who is thinking about Volunteering


Since starting Grassroots Nomad, the number one question that I have been asked is ‘How do I find grassroots / sustainable volunteering work?’

Unfortunately the answer isn’t a simple one as it requires a lot of dedication and hard work – before you even start to volunteer. 1,039 more words

News & Views

Let's pretend

Last week, David Blunkett, the former Labour Home Secretary who is now a member of the House of Lords, apparently advised voluntary sector leaders to ‘pretend’ when working with government ministers ( 326 more words

NCIA to close but voluntary groups say the fight will continue

Original post from National Coalition for Independent Action

‘……………… by Andy Benson

Make-or-break-time for charities and the voluntary sector

After nearly 10 years the National Coalition for Independent Action is… 1,081 more words



Original post from NCVO

‘……….by Karl Wilding

Today, the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee (PACAC) is holding an evidence session for their inquiry into Kids Company and its relationship with government. 708 more words


Trust in charities: Who cares?

Public trust in charities is low. A raft of recent reports and opinion pieces makes for gloomy reading. Many commentators and sector bodies are of course looking to the future. 319 more words


The darker side of volunteering

Volunteering is a good thing, yes? Perhaps for the organization being helped, but for the volunteers it’s not so simple. In this blog post, Adam Talbot from the University of Brighton, UK shares his latest work on burnout and stress amongst volunteers. 710 more words