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  2. Enabling VolunteeringDublin 9 March 2006 George ThomsonVDS post-it

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

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

  5. 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 post-it

  6. Different types of volunteering • UN characterizes volunteering within 4 headings • service • campaigning • Civic involvement and participation • Self-help post-it

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  11. Concept of volunteering market Supply-people Demand-opportunities post-it

  12. 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) post-it

  13. 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?) post-it

  14. 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! post-it

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

  16. 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) post-it

  17. 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 post-it

  18. 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 post-it

  19. Lifestyle and changing face • NFP • Canada post-it

  20. Creative connecting • People and planet • BBC Action Scotland • ICT • Make poverty history • Western Islands family activity days post-it

  21. Organisational development • vision • mission • Priorities for action • Relationship to volunteering ( much bigger than us!) • Partnerships • Results post-it

  22. enabling • choice • Different enabling roles • Creating the conditions for your vision • Partnership orientation post-it

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  24. Hope I’ve connected with you? post-it

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