What research tells us about the voluntary sector workforce
Our ongoing research aims to support the development of policy and practice in the voluntary sector, as reflected in the following research.
The UK Civil Society Almanac: Workforce, 2015
This chapter of the Civil Society Almanac focuses on the paid workforce of the voluntary sector. It explores the key trends and characteristics of the voluntary sector's workforce including data from 2005 to 2014. The Almanac was produced by NCVO in partnership with the Third Sector Research Centre, and with support from Sarasin and Partners.
For statistics on the voluntary sector workforce (including age, gender, location, working patterns and pay, amongst other topics), see our UK Civil Society Almanac data page.
Other useful research
Many academics and research institutions address the voluntary sector workforce as well. Here is a selection of other useful pieces of research on the voluntary sector workforce.
|2011||Mapping what we know about the third sector workforce||Stephen McKay and Domenico Moro, TSRC|
|2011||Participation: trends, facts and figures, an NCVO Almanac||NCVO|
|2010||Paper 40: Womens' leadership, employment and participation in the third sector||Simon Teasdale, Stephen McKay, Jenny Phillimore and Nina Teasdale, TSRC|
|2010||Paper 28: The growing workforce in the voluntary and community sectors||Domenico Moro and Stephen McKay, TSRC|
|2010||On the Up: Voluntary Sector Wages in the UK 1998-2007||Alasdair Rutherford, University of Stirling|
|2010||Where is the Warm Glow? Donated Labour in the Health & Social Work Industries||Alasdair Rutherford, University of Stirling|
|2009||The Good Life: Comparing Job Quality Between the Private, Public and Voluntary Sectors||Alasdair Rutherford, University of Stirling|
|2009||In Search of the "Warm Glow": Estimating Pay and Job Satisfaction in the Private, Public and Voluntary Sectors||Alasdair Rutherford, University of Stirling|