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Our research & policy work

We are a national charity built on local volunteering. Our role is to inspire and enable volunteers to support people in need in our communities and hospitals.
Our research and policy work is crucial as it can help propel volunteering forward for the benefit of individuals, communities and society and assist us in delivering our charitable activities.
Through sharing our evidence, published reports and policy positions we engage with and seek to influence relevant stakeholders and decision makers regarding the NHS, social care policy and volunteering.
This area of our work is important as it enables decision makers and other interested stakeholders to be informed of the value and opportunities for volunteering when developing relevant policy.
Our recent activity has included the following:

Recent research

The third in our Kickstarting a New Volunteer Revolution series - Volunteering for a Healthier Britain

Other popular research

Discover other recent research reports

Talk to us

We're always happy to share our experiences and discuss new ways we could work together in partnership in the NHS and in the community.