About us

VSSN is about…

  • promoting understanding of the UK voluntary sector through research
  • providing a voice and a meeting place for voluntary sector researchers in the UK

VSSN functions to promote the advancement of knowledge about, and understanding of, organisations between the market and the state. It provides a virtual and actual meeting point for scholars and researchers both outside and within the voluntary (third or non-profit) sector(s), with a shared analytic interest in this set of institutions. It is multidisciplinary, seeking to engage economists, historians, political scientists, sociologists, policy analysts and others. It aspires to a UK wide focus.

We are a membership organisation delivering a wide range of benefits to members and others.