All-party parliamentary group on charities and volunteering

Next meeting: public services and volunteering (rescheduled)

Please join us for the next meeting of the all-party parliamentary group on charities and volunteering.

Date 9 September 2019
Time 14.00–15.00
Location Committee Room 2A, House of Lords

As our previous meeting was disrupted by unusually long queues outside parliament we have rescheduled our meeting on public services and volunteering.

Over recent years we have seen an increase in the use of volunteering in statutory public services. From the police force, libraries and the NHS the use of volunteers in public services is becoming more common.

This meeting will discuss several questions. How are volunteers being used in public services. How will the use of volunteers change the way we interact with services? Are volunteers included in local authorities long term strategic plans. How does the use of volunteers effect service users?

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Speakers to be confirmed

How to get involved

We very much welcome attendees from the voluntary sector.

Meetings usually take the form of presentations by speakers and then a Q&A with the floor. However, parliamentarians do have priority in asking questions.

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How the group works

Meetings are attended by a range of parliamentarians and members of the voluntary sector. Recent topics have ranged from the role of charities in campaigning to volunteer internships. The APPG also holds a yearly meeting with the Charity Commission.

The APPG on Charities and Volunteering is registered with the House of Commons (pdf, 300KB).

Officers of the APPG

  • Susan Elan Jones MP (Labour Party)
  • Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts (Conservative Party)
  • Baroness Pitkeathley (Labour Party)
Vice chairs
  • Martin Docherty MP (Scottish National Party)
  •  Lord Shinkwin (Conservative Party)

Previous meetings

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