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Building bridges: volunteer research and practice roundtable – London

June 7, 2018 | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Building bridges

The aim of the workshop is to bring together volunteer managers and researchers to strengthen collaborative working. We have three objectives:

  • To share existing knowledge on developments in volunteering research and practice
  • To identify future research priorities
  • To build collaborations

Key questions for volunteer research and practice

Participants will be asked to reflect on three key questions regarding volunteering research and practice:

  • Research: What’s the current state of volunteering research?
  • Practice: To what extent do volunteer managers and their organisations currently engage with volunteering research?
  • Research and practice: What are the future research priorities for the volunteering movement?

These questions will be discussed on round tables, with a few key speakers invited to offer their reflections on these questions in order to kick start the discussions. We ask all participants to come along having reflected upon these questions, to bring with them any examples of research that they want to share, and with a willingness to actively engage in discussions.


  • Chris Wade, NNIVA,
  • Ruth Leonard, AVM
  • Angela Ellis Paine, VSSN

Brief reflections from Howard Davis, Bangor University, Justin Davis Smith, CASS Business School, Margaret Harris, Aston University and John Mohan, University of Birmingham before moving into group discussions.

Brief reflections from Helen Timbrell, Samaritans, Tiger de Souza, National Trust, Rachael Bayley, Ramblers and Chris Reed, British Red Cross, before moving into group discussions

  • Karl Wilding, NCVO,
  • Chris Wade, NNIVA,
  • Ruth Leonard, AVM
  • Angela Ellis Paine, VSSN


June 7, 2018
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Greville Southgate – AVM
020 7426 9192
greville.southgate @volunteermanagers.org.uk


8, All Saints Street
London, N1 9RL
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