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Celebrating the 35th Annual Volunteers Week!

by Lynn Cadman

over 1 year ago by Dale Archer

This year, Volunteers Week (1-7 June) celebrated the 35th anniversary of this annual campaign to recognise, celebrate and thank volunteers. It is co-ordinated by NCVO (the National Council of Voluntary Organisations) which is itself commemorating its centenary this year. During the week hundreds of events take place to thank volunteers and raise awareness of the huge array of volunteering oppor...

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Use your skills to volunteer – and take a step up the career ladder along the way

by Dale Archer

over 1 year ago by Dale Archer

As we celebrate Volunteers Week 2019, we talked to Vanessa Johnson at Governors for Schools about how skills-based volunteering can be good for your career and your community. Becoming a school governor can lead to a better future for you, your career and the young people in your area. You’ll develop new skills, build your network and gain board-level experience - all while giving back to your ...

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Volunteering for all – whoever you are there’s a volunteering opportunity out there for you

by Lynn Cadman

over 2 years ago by Lynn Cadman

The theme of Volunteers Week 2018 is ‘Volunteering for All’ – a great reminder that whoever you are, there’s a volunteering opportunity out there that’s just right for you. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking… Become a charity trustee or treasurer: many of the vacancies advertised on www.icaewvolunteers.com are for board members with finance skills. A charity may be looking specifically fo...

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Volunteers Week 2018 - take a look at some stats about volunteering

by Lynn Cadman

over 2 years ago by Lynn Cadman

​As we celebrate Volunteers Week 2018 we look at some of the stats relating to volunteering… £22.6bn - the estimated value of the contribution volunteers make to helping UK charities – that’s 1.2% of GDP! 19.8m – the number of people in the UK (37%) who volunteered formally at least once in 2016/17. 11.9m - the number of people in the UK (22%) who volunteered formally at least once a month duri...

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Board diversity – why does it matter

by Lynn Cadman and Christel Hawkins

over 2 years ago by Christel Hawkins

Getting the right mix of skills, knowledge and experience on your board can give your organisation the greatest chance of success. Diversity on a board means that a variety of individuals with different characteristics, backgrounds and ways of thinking come together to think about, discuss and make decision about the management of their organisation. A diversity on your board will bring a great...

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