Charity partnership aims to integrate volunteering into post-Covid recovery

Charity infrastructure bodies including the NCVO have linked up to better integrate volunteering into post-Covid recovery.

The group, Vision for Volunteering, aims to create a long term strategy for volunteering, including making it a vital part of efforts to recover from the pandemic.

It also aims to “make this process of engaging voices and volunteering experiences as inclusive as possible”, according to the NCVO.

“Our aim is to create a clear and optimistic plan for volunteering over the next decade,” it added.

This week Vision for Volunteering plans to stage a stakeholder workshop and by 12 July establish a steering group.

A consultation is planned for August with the group's plans announced in December.

Also involved are Volunteering Matters, the Association of Volunteer Managers and NAVCA (the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action).

The move comes as charities look to build on a boom on volunteering during the health crisis, in particularly among young people.

This includes the Shaping the Future with Volunteering group, which was announced earlier this month and involves charities includes the Royal Voluntary Service, Scouts, Girlguiding and St John Ambulance.

The NCVO says that Vision for Volunteering “sits alongside and aligns with” the Shaping the Future of Volunteering group.

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