We understand the context volunteering takes place in, and the value it can create, not just for the beneficiaries but also for the volunteer and the wider community.

  • We help charities and corporates to create or develop their volunteering offers.
  • We advise funders on thinking strategically about volunteering and social action in different sectors and communities.
  • We support government learning through the Place Based Social Action Programme and the #iwill fund learning hub.
  • We’ve also evaluated a range of approaches to enabling participation that may not be considered ‘volunteering’ such as citizen assemblies.

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Louisa Thomson