Report from Irene Hardill: Building bridges: Volunteering Research and Practice Workshop – 7 June 2018

Personal reflections Rather appropriately the Building Bridges volunteering research and practice workshop, co-hosted by the Voluntary Sector Studies Network, Association of Volunteer Managers and the Network of National Volunteer Involving Agencies and supported by NCVO, was held during Volunteering Week. Through their networks the co-convenors attracted a diverse audience united by a commitment to understanding […]

Call for papers – New Researchers Sessions

2018 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference – New Researchers Sessions The New Researchers Sessions run alongside the annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference, which this year is taking place in London on 6th and 7th September. The Call for Papers for the New Researchers Sessions is now open. The deadline for submissions is […]

Youth Action, Activism and Education One-day Conference: Open for Registrations

  Youth Action, Activism and Education: Continuities, Changes and Possibilities 9am-4pm Thursday 15th March, 2018 The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence, Canterbury, Kent Further conference information   Youth action, civic activism and education stands at an important crossroads. A number of recent political events across the world have evidenced the importance of, and need for, young […]

Call for papers: VSSN Day Conference, May 2018

Developing innovative approaches to tackling complex social problems – opportunities and challenges VSSN’s next day conference will take place on 9th May 2018, hosted by York Business School, York Saint John University. Academic and media commentary on charities and civil society organisations often presents a pessimistic view of organisations facing many challenges, whether due to […]

Youth action, activism and eduction: Call for papers and posters

Youth action, activism and education: Continuities, changes and possibilities Thursday 15th March, 2018 Canterbury Christ Church University, UK This free one-day conference will explore international, national and local perspectives on the changing nature of youth action, activism and the associated implications for education. The programme will include keynote speakers and papers which will introduce and […]

Book now for ‘Leading through challenging times’

Bookings are now open for the next VSSN day conference on 23rd November 2017, hosted by the Open University Business School in Milton Keynes: Leading through challenging times: can the sector respond to the wider crisis of political and civil society leadership? The programme and abstracts are available to download here and promise a diverse and […]

‘Border Crossings’ day seminar – bookings now open

Bookings are now open for the VSSN day seminar in Glasgow on Thursday 18th May, ‘Border Crossings: Implications for Civil Society in a ‘Dis’-United Kingdom’. This timely seminar will consider the implications for the third sector and civil society of changing relationships within the UK and between the UK and Europe. Read the programme and […]