Pandemic policy making affecting older adults in the COVID-19 pandemic in the four nations of the UK

Our Director, Dr Jurgen Grotz, gave a presentation at the British Society of Gerontology annual conference 7 - 9 July 2021. The video recording of this is now available to watch.

IVR policy paper: ‘not under the direction of any authority wielding the power of the State’: a critical assessment of top-down attempts to foster volunteering in the UK

Dr Jurgen Grotz, the Director of IVR, wrote this paper for an online workshop on Volunteering in the UK and China, 25th June 2021 organised by the Manchester China Institute

Volunteering in a Global Pandemic

Sharing views and experiences from around the globe, about the difference voluntary action makes during and after COVID-19 pandemic

Volunteering and Inequality

IVR hosted a webinar exploring volunteering and inequalities; here are the position statements from each of the panellists   Peter Beresford, OBE is Visiting Professor at the...

The Role of Volunteering in Participation and Democracy

IVR organised an online event to offer different narratives of volunteering as participation, democracy and citizenship. Here are six pre-recorded position statements from panellists

Animations: Volunteering for Beginners

IVR has created a series of short animations on volunteering for beginners   Volunteering for Beginners in seven and a half minutes   And if you haven’t got seven...

IVR's Work Reaches China

Professor Ting Zhao and Cao Yu from the School of Political Science and Public Administration at the East China University of Political Science and Law and have written an introduction to IVR's...

Podcast: Volunteering Across the UK During the Pandemic

In this podcast by the Eastern ARC, you can hear what we can learn about voluntary action and Covid-19.

Youth Volunteering Webinar: Participation in Times of Covid-19

We are pleased to present the  recording of our webinar , organised as a collaboration between the Institute for Volunteering Research at the University of East Anglia and the School of...

Journal Articles by IVR Members

In November and December 2020, members of IVR authored two new journal articles contributing to important debates: -  Pandemic policy making: the health and wellbeing effects of the...

IVR Hosts Online Webinar for the Voluntary Sector Studies Network

On 20 November 2020, IVR hosted a free half day online webinar for the Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) with fabulous speakers from Newman University, Leeds Beckett...

New Book Addressing PPI in Health and Social Care Research Linked to Volunteering

A new book to explain and promote a new approach to Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in health and social care by drawing on wider principles including volunteering has been...

Voluntary Action and Covid-19: What We Can Learn and How We Can Recover

The Institute for Volunteering Research, in a partnership of six UK universities and representatives from a variety of voluntary organisations, including the four key voluntary sector...

How Volunteering Can Increase Wellbeing

The Institute for Volunteering Research, with the  Spirit of 2012  and the  What Works Centre for Wellbeing   published  new research  on 20 October 2020...

IVR Delivers Presentations at VSVR Conference

The annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference  (VSVR) was held online this year under the theme  Times like these’: Researching civil society responses to and...

Building on strong foundations: the volunteer response to the pandemic in Wales

    Emma Taylor-Collins and Hannah Durrant from Wales Centre for Public Policy, and WCVA’s Helpforce Cymru Manager Fiona Liddell look for a pattern in recent volunteering in...

Press Release: Covid-19 Volunteering Response

Covid-19 volunteering efforts need to be better coordinated - relying on local experience and knowledge, says Dr Jurgen Grotz, Director of the Institute for Voluteering Research. You can read...

Covid-19 Volunteer Responses - Video

Video of volunteer responses to covid-19 pandemic

Obituary of Duncan Scott, former Chair of IVR Advisory Group

Duncan Scott died on Monday 18th May, after a severe stroke. A long serving senior academic at Manchester University he was one of the pioneers who developed the new academic field of...

Volunteering and COVID-19 Evidence Group

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has been hosting weekly webinars with both national networks of volunteer involving organisations and...

Volunteers' Week of Appreciation and Reflection

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the four nations of the UK and around the globe, through volunteering as service, as leisure and...

IVR Symposium Presentations

"From shaking tins to climbing Everest: the changing landscape of volunteer fundraising" On 24 January 2020 The Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) at the University of East Anglia...

Seminar Presentation

"Volunteering in health and social care - the potential, the challenge". Dr Jurgen Grotz, Director of the Institute for Volunteering Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UEA