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Lightbulbs on a wireWelcome to our blog! Here you'll find a whole range of stories, ideas and resources all about volunteering.

If you'd like to narrow your search, please use the categories panel on this page, or click on a tag after any blog.

These audience tags are usually a good place to start helpful: Volunteer, Organisations or Community.

 

top 5 apps

Guest blogger Sorrel Parsons of Superhighways shares her top 5 free and easy-to-use apps to help small charities better demonstrate their impact. Part of our new Digital resources blog series!

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Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) has great potential for growth. Volunteer Centre Sutton hosted its most recent Volunteering Forum around the topic, hearing from the experiences of a charity who has accessed ESV support and a business who has empowered its staff to provide it, and discussing the way forward for ESV in the London Borough of Sutton.

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Volunteers are vital for making London such a world-class city; without them charities and organisations that depend on their contribution of time, skills and passion would struggle to exist.

Nominations for this year's Team London Awards, which recognise and celebrate volunteers' outstanding achievements, are now open. Nominate your volunteers now!

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VCS's Volunteering Development Manager, Pat Stanley, has 15 years' experience training in the voluntary sector and advising organisations in developing Good Practice in Volunteer Management, Here, she asks some important questions of those managing volunteers.