Abstract Volunteering Auckland faves an encouraging challenge: it has more youth volunteers than it has organisations willing to place them. As a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits find and maximise a volunteer base, Volunteering Auckland wants to discover what hinders and what might help organisations to effectively engage and retain volunteers between the ages of … Continue reading Placing youth in a volunteer framework
At first glance, the difference between a volunteer and an employee seems self-evident. But in the voluntary sector there is a tension between some of the roles and responsibilities within an organisation that often goes unacknowledged. If, as a volunteer you join the board of trustees you are in effect assuming a legal responsibility to … Continue reading To pay or not to pay?
The Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee is seeking views about the updated National Outcomes for Scotland. The National Outcomes are used as broad policy aims for the Scottish Government and are updated every five years. The outcomes are part of National Performance Framework, a broad set of indicators and targets which cover a range of … Continue reading Consultation: National Outcomes for Scotland 2018
Starting in 2017, SCDC and the Poverty Alliance worked with ten community organisations to co-design a resource framework which could be used to support communities across Scotland to conduct their own inquiries into the issues affecting them. Kate McHendry, Development Manager at SCDC, has reflected on her work using community-led action research and the findings … Continue reading Power in knowledge, and numbers: Reflections on community-led action research
HEINEKEN Ireland has recently announced an initiative to bring communities together to create urban growing spaces that have a positive impact – socially, environmentally and economically. Entitled “Growing with Our Communities”, the initiative is “rooted” internally with HEINEKEN Ireland employees and in collaboration with GIY (Grow it Yourself), through a bespoke GIY@Work programme called #StarGrowers. … Continue reading HEINEKEN Ireland announces urban greening community initiative