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Volunteering in a global pandemic

The Institute for Volunteering Research at University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, hosts this year’s UK Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) Spring day conference in collaboration with the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) and the International Forum for Volunteering in Development (FORUM) and the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), UK, on

23rd June 2021, 08:00–09:30; 12:00-13:30; 16:00-17:30 (BST, UTC+1) .

Places are free. Registration is required. You can register here.

 

 

Narratives of Disadvantage & Inequalities in Volunteering 

The Institute for Volunteering Research and The Centre for Health Promotion Research co-host webinar on

Monday 21 June 2021, 14:00 – 16:00.

Places are free. Registration is required. You can register here.

 

 

The role of volunteering in participation and democracy

The Institute for Volunteering Research and the University of Essex co-hosted the webinar. You can read our latest blog and view the position statements of the panellists.

 

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Have a look at our animated video, 'Volunteering for beginners'

 

The Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) was set up in 1997 to undertake high quality research on volunteering.

It started out as a department of Volunteering England in 1997, became part of the research department of NCVO in 2013 and moved to the University of East Anglia in 2019. During the last twenty years, IVR has played a leading role in applied volunteering research involving volunteer organisations, the public sector, private sector and the government.

The new home for the IVR in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMH) helps flag the notable contribution of millions of volunteers in today’s health and social services in the UK.

IVR’s mission is to support and undertake high quality volunteering research to bring about a world in which the power and energy of volunteering and the difference volunteering and volunteering research make to individuals and communities is well understood, so that individuals can be confident and feel safe about their decision to volunteer and communities grow stronger.