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Volunteering Bulletin

November 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 impact of commissioning and contracting on volunteers and volunteering

The expansion of contracted voluntary sector delivery of public services has reduced volunteer involvement in charitable provision and limited the tasks that volunteers carry out to the routine and mundane, a new report claims.

Volunteers now expect more from volunteering experience

Volunteers now expect more from their experience and charities must do more to recruit and retain them, according to a report published by nfpSynergy.

Two thirds of volunteer managers want a more powerful representative body

More than two thirds of volunteer managers believe they need a more powerful representative body, according to a new report from the research consultancy nfpSynergy.

Integrated Personal Commissioning: Realising Person Centred Care Through Volunteering

This joint CSV/ECROYS/In Control learning event in Cambridge on Wednesday 10 December will explore how volunteers and volunteer involving organisations can contribute to and help deliver integrated, person centred care.

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