All posts by Meg Wright

Introducing New Trustees

VSSN is delighted to introduce four new trustees to our board. We are thankful to Jon Dean, Chris Damm and Diarmiud McDonnell for their service over the years and are excited to welcome the new Trustees. They bring a variety of skills and experience that will be an asset to VSSN and our members. Pat […]

Panel confirmed for our upcoming event Voluntary Action Paradigms

Voluntary Action Paradigms in Wales and Northern Ireland, Thursday, 16 November, 14:00 – 17:00, online We are delighted to welcome the following members for the event’s expert panel: Denise Hayward (Chief Executive), Volunteer Now Celine McStravick (Chief Executive), NICVA Carl Milofsky, (Professor of Sociology, Emeritus), Bucknell University Amy Sanders (Post-Doctoral Research Associate), Aberystwyth University Dirk Schubotz […]

Reflections of a trustee by Jon Dean

Being a VSSN Trustee Jon Dean, Sheffield Hallam University If you are interested in becoming a Trustee of VSSN, or joining the Voluntary Sector Review Editorial Board, please click here. Any issues, please email When I applied to become a Trustee of the VSSN, and then later volunteered to Chair the organisation, I did […]

Wiserd, Wilsons and Welsh cakes

Sophie and Susannah went along to a Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) conference in Aberystwyth last week at the National Library of Wales. Wiserd is the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data, which organised the conference alongside the VSSN. The topic of conversation was “The role of community and voluntary organisations in […]

2023-2024 VSSN Small Grants Application now open

We are delighted to announce that the VSSN’s Small Grants programme is now open for applications. This fund seeks to support individuals or organisations to develop an idea or activity that will benefit voluntary sector studies in the UK. Grants of up to £750 can be used to fund seminars, workshops, roundtables, webinars and other […]

Honour for VSSN Executive Officer

The Voluntary Sector Studies Network is very proud that our Executive Officer, Dr Meg Wright, has been awarded an MBE in the Birthday Honours List. Meg has been recognised for her outstanding service to the voluntary sector across the UK. Of special focus in her award is the support Meg has provided to organisations going […]