Volunteer centres


The Institute for Volunteering Research has published the Volunteering England Annual Membership Return report. It found that the income of volunteer centres is declining – though they gained new funds from grant-making bodies they lost an average of 12% of their local authority funding in 2010/11 . A third of volunteer centres said they had been unable to meet demand for their services. The report notes that volunteering enquiries are highest amongst the 19-25 year old age group, representing 27% of all enquiries and suggests that Volunteer Centres are “particularly effective at engaging young people and/or that young people require more support to volunteer and therefore are more likely to access VCs.”

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