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Volunteering Bulletin

June 2014

Welcome to our monthly e-bulletin for the England Volunteering Development Council (East Midlands) on regional and national news and policy developments for volunteering. If you have any comments, please get in touch by emailing


The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK, is open for nominations for 2015, following 115 volunteering groups receiving the award on 2 June this year.

Volunteering Impact Assessment Toolkit

The Institute of Volunteering Research will be publishing a new edition of the Volunteering Impact Assessment Toolkit this autumn.

Asset Transfer and Volunteering

The Institute of Volunteering Research asset transfer volunteering research, commissioned by Heritage Lottery Fund, looked at volunteer-led groups who have taken on responsibility for the management and running of a heritage-based facility or property.

Unite Guide: Good Practice in Volunteering guide

Unite has re-launched its good practice for volunteering guide in partnership with the UK Volunteering Forum.

ASDA Active Sports Leaders

The Institute of Volunteering Research have been commissioned to join the ASDA Active Sports Leaders partnership in a three year evaluation role jointly funded by the Spirit of 2012 Trust and ASDA.

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