12 June, 2023

This week plans were announced to expand the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme in England into social care – this will involve a drive to recruit volunteers to take on social care tasks such as delivering medication or tackling isolation and loneliness via social visits.  

16 August, 2021


Shopiago, a company that allows people to donate to charity online, reported a 151% rise in sales between February and July this year. 

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28 June, 2021


According to new research from the Royal Voluntary Service, seventy per cent of students are looking to do volunteer work this summer: welcome news for volunteer managers and coordinators who have seen numbers fluctuate during the coronavirus pandemic.

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21 June, 2021


We've gathered the latest news highlighting equalities groups, both inside and outside the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. This includes the National Trust's Pride celebrations, autism charities offering a toolkit for employers, and a new report on racism in the aid sector.

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15 June, 2021


A new report from the Heritage Volunteering Group (HVG) has revealed that 40% of heritage organisations have no volunteering strategy, despite 45% of heritage organisations relying on volunteers to help with critical work, and 70% saying they could not function without volunteers. This suggests a huge gap between the need for volunteers and these organisations’ overall planning and sustainability.

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10 June, 2021


It’s been a brilliant start to the summer for many of our members, as they’ve stopped to reflect on their achievements and the hard work of their volunteers. Find out what they’ve been up to, and how you can support them.

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1 June, 2021


This Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), Voscur has joined forces with Bristol City Council and Can Do Bristol to thank the city’s COVID-19 pandemic volunteers, from those who’ve done odd jobs or tasks for neighbours, to those who formally volunteer with a local organisation.

We want you to get involved both online and offline, thanking the people and organisations that have made a difference in your community during these testing times. Here’s how…


Ahead of World Religion Day (17 January 2021), trustees of religious organisations and faith-based charities are invited to join the Small Charities Coalition's online meeting.

This is a chance for you to come together in a safe virtual space with likeminded trustees, and talk about issues linked to access, equality, funding, governance, and public perception.

The session will be facilitated by Rita Chadha, Chief Executive of the Small Charities Coalition.

Saturday, 16 January, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00
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25 November, 2020
Clare Daley Voscur

Blog written by Clare Daley, Community Outreach Coordinator at Voscur

The local response from new and existing community groups and volunteers across Bristol to the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdowns was both incredible and inspiring.

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16 November, 2020

Following an initial update from the Office for Civil Society in early November, the government has issued new and detailed guidance on safe and effective volunteering in England during the coronavirus pandemic


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