This UK Government site gives information on how the law applies to you and what rights you have whilst volunteering. This could be in terms of paying expenses, working hours and other rights, and it may be useful to those … Continue reading
Community Toolkits for local authority areas in Scotland have been online for a couple of years now. They were initially developed by Skye and Lochalsh CVO with funding from the Big Lottery Fund. The toolkits have a wealth of useful … Continue reading
A new study evaluates the impact of volunteering on those donating their time. The authors believe this is the first time a study which focuses on physical health effects of helping others has been done. They split up a group … Continue reading
According to research by Volunteer Development Scotland, more than half of local charities in Scotland are run entirely by volunteers but still believe they need more people to help out.
Five Supreme Court judges have ruled unanimously that volunteers do not have protection from discrimination in law. The court ruled on the case of X vs Mid Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau, in which a volunteer claimed to be forced out … Continue reading
This toolkit has been produced by Voluntary Arts and Volunteering England to support small and medium-sized arts groups who struggle to improve the support they offer volunteers. The toolkit includes: Ideas, suggestions and recommendations; A range of checklists for those … Continue reading