Conference 2024 Registration Open

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. For pricing and booking information, go to: Wednesday – Thursday, 11-12 September 2024 Location: Bayes Business School, City, University of London, London, UK The conference theme:  Voice of […]

Registration Open for Day Event

The Voluntary Sector Studies Network, Volunteer Now, NICVA, ARK, Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University are delighted to jointly host a symposium to explore pathways to collaborating on voluntary and community sector (VCS) research in Northern Ireland. This free event will be held on the 25th June thanks to support from   NICVA, WISERD and Queen’s […]

Hold the Date

BREAKING NEWS!   The VSR conference 2024 will be held on the 11th and 12th September, with an opportunity for new researchers to meet on the 10th September. The venue is Bayes Business School, London. The theme will be Voice of the People? Democracy, representation, and involvement in and through the voluntary sector and volunteering […]

Forging Voluntary Sector Studies

On Thursday 16th November 2023, VSSN was delighted to host an event to consider the way the Welsh and Northern Irish Voluntary Sectors are discussed and researched, and whether that differed in comparison to the rest of the UK. The panellists agreed that the Welsh and Northern Irish Voluntary Sectors operate in contexts which are […]

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 […]

Scottish Women and Girls’ Cricket Research Network Launch -14th Nov 7-9pm

You are invited –along with individuals, organisations, stakeholders and partners from across Scotland and beyond to create a research network –starting with the virtual LAUNCH on 14th November. Let’s work together to build the future of women and girls’ cricket in Scotland using evidence. We have already got some information about of the history of […]