Institute for Volunteering Research

In September 2019 the Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) moved to the University of East Anglia's (UEA) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences on campus.

Visit the IVR website at UEA

Read the press release from UEA

Data and statistics

The UK Civil Society Almanac, published annually by NCVO, is the definitive reference publication for anybody interested in data and statistics on the voluntary sector and volunteering.

Research Conference

The Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference is the leading UK-based interdisciplinary research conference for academics, policy makers and practitioners with an interest in voluntary organisations and volunteering. It is an opportunity to share research and network across different contexts, countries and different parts of the UK.

All IVR reports are now available on the British Library Social Welfare Portal


Defining and understanding participation and volunteering

Volunteer Management

Health and Social Care

Micro volunteering

Measuring and assessing volunteering

Consultancy services

We can help you understand what is working well and what needs to be improved, and to report on your achievements in robust and persuasive ways. NCVO Charities Evaluation Services can help your organisation assess its impact and build its evaluation skills. Find out more about our consultancy services

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