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Enabling Volunteering Dublin 9 March 2006 George Thomson VDS aims Share with you my perspective The approach we’re taking in Scotland Complement Wendy Osborne Start a dialogue between us Positive climate media Parliament Year of the Volunteer CSR- employers and companies) Students etc.

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aims
  • Share with you my perspective
  • The approach we’re taking in Scotland
  • Complement Wendy Osborne
  • Start a dialogue between us

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positive climate
Positive climate
  • media
  • Parliament
  • Year of the Volunteer
  • CSR- employers and companies)
  • Students etc.

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context for volunteering
Context for volunteering

Volunteering is defined by the social, economic, political, environmental, cultural and historical context of the place you’re interested in.

Australia- 150,000 volunteer firefighters- Scotland mountain rescue

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different types of volunteering
Different types of volunteering
  • UN characterizes volunteering within 4 headings
  • service
  • campaigning
  • Civic involvement and participation
  • Self-help

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concept of volunteering market
Concept of volunteering market

Supply-people

Demand-opportunities

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who s studying the market
Who’s studying the market?
  • Evidence rather than opinion
  • Government
  • Local Authority planning
  • Agencies- employment (e.g.Pre Volunteering Programme for Commonwealth Games Manchester)
  • Voluntary organisations (Samaritans)

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the importance of the supply side
The importance of the supply side
  • Tackle the myths
  • Advocate for people
  • Sensitive to lifestyle, diversity, individual circumstances
  • Listening
  • Help the demand side to connect
  • Promotion (why promote volunteering?)

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some supply side findings
Some supply side findings
  • 95% value volunteering
  • Equal willingness of all socio economic groups to volunteer
  • Middle class twice as likely to volunteer
  • Young people’s interest ( Project Scotland research-- £5k)
  • 60% never asked!

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some demand side findings
Some demand side findings
  • 75% volunteering through voluntary sector
  • 25% public sector
  • Higher turnover
  • Lack of expenses/childcare etc.
  • Volunteering 100 group established

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volunteering strategy scotland 04
Volunteering strategy Scotland 04
  • Research based and market analysis approach-4 strands
  • Young people ( increase supply side)
  • Tackle the opportunity gap ( demand – side)
  • Improve the volunteer experience (demand side)
  • Monitor and evaluate for policy ( intelligence)

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volunteer development scotland role
Volunteer Development Scotland role
  • Understand the volunteering market
  • Design appropriate interventions with Government ( iniquity and opportunity) and others
  • Work with Volunteer Centre's to mirror the national approach locally
  • CONNECT supply and demand, and gain equilibrium

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volunteer centre s role
Volunteer Centre’s role
  • Understand the volunteering market
  • Design appropriate interventions with
  • CONNECT supply and demand, and gain equilibrium
  • LEAP planning framework
  • Data base
  • Networking and partnership

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creative connecting
Creative connecting
  • People and planet
  • BBC Action Scotland
  • ICT
  • Make poverty history
  • Western Islands family activity days

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organisational development
Organisational development
  • vision
  • mission
  • Priorities for action
  • Relationship to volunteering ( much bigger than us!)
  • Partnerships
  • Results

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enabling
enabling
  • choice
  • Different enabling roles
  • Creating the conditions for your vision
  • Partnership orientation

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