Conference 2024 Registration Open

Meg Wright |

Registration for the 2024 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference is now open. Early Bird rates apply till 22nd July and bookings will close 1st September.
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Wednesday – Thursday, 11-12 September 2024
Location: Bayes Business School, City, University of London, London, UK
The conference theme:  Voice of the people? Democracy, representation, and involvement in and through the voluntary sector and volunteering

Aims and streams
The conference aims to:
Contribute to evidence and theory-building in the field
Develop emerging research ideas
Inform and be informed by the work of practitioners
Inform and influence policy

Individual papers, panel sessions and workshops will be presented concerning the following streams relevant to volunteering and the voluntary sector:
The Conference Theme – Voice of the People?
Diversity, (in)equality and inclusion
Current and recent crises and voluntary action
Democracy and grassroots voluntary action
Volunteering, participation and social action
Advances in theory and methods
Resources, including funding, fundraising, philanthropy, social enterprise, and social investment
Organisational management and governance, including law and regulation
Historical perspectives on civil society, the voluntary sector and volunteering
Measuring civil society: outcomes, impact and social value
Contributions will be from those working in the voluntary sector and civil society, and research from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, social policy, politics, psychology, geography, economics, business studies, law, anthropology, philosophy and ethics and beyond!
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