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Building strong communities through volunteering.
Enabling people to offer their skills and time to build stronger, more active communities.
Excellence and Creativity – We strive for excellence and creativity in all that we do, recognising that each person’s contribution is valuable.
Collaboration and teamwork – We value working with others, building and maintaining effective partnerships.
Respect and Inclusion – We celebrate diversity and promote inclusion to build a culture based on due regard for others.
Beneficiaries and Safeguarding – We focus on the achievement of positive outcomes for everyone involved in volunteering and apply recognised safeguarding principles to our work.
Click here to read our Strategic Plan 2020-2025.
PODCAST: What Did We Learn About Volunteering During The Pandemic?
24 January 2022
The Eastern ARC have released their latest podcast, in which they follow up with the researchers and their findings from Mobilising Voluntary Action Research. The project looked at volunteering in the four nations of the UK during the pandemic. In this podcast, Eastern ARC Director, Phil Ward talks to the researchers to see how the […]Read More
Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration events Grant Funding
24 January 2022
On 6th February this year Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, culminating in a four […]Read More
Volunteers wanted for QUB Dietary Study
18 January 2022
Are you interested in improving your diet? Researchers at the Centre for Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast are undertaking the PAD-Q study to find out if personalised dietary advice, based on both markers of dietary intake measured in urine and a diet quality assessment, can improve diet quality and other risk factors for […]Read More
UK Volunteering Forum Seeks Chair for Quality Assurance Panel for Investing in Volunteers
17 January 2022
The Investing in Volunteers (IiV) quality standard is jointly owned by the four members of the UKVF (NCVO, Volunteer Now, Volunteer Scotland and Wales Council for Voluntary Action) to promote the development of good practice in volunteer management. UKVF partners are seeking to recruit a new independent Chair for the IiV Quality Assurance Panel, whose […]Read More