Coronavirus: Advice for your organisation 

 

Volunteering and coronavirus: How you can help

Equity, diversity and inclusion

The voluntary sector is made up of a diverse range of people and causes. But this diversity is not reflected in many of our organisations, particularly in our leadership. When we build equity, diversity and inclusion into all aspects of our work, we better reflect the communities we serve, make better decisions and are more innovative. In short, we make a bigger difference to the causes we are passionate about.

NCVO is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, enabling everyone to make a difference through volunteering and voluntary sector organisations. We’re at the early stages of a strategy that aims to drive substantive change both within our organisation and in the wider sector. Read this blog to learn more about our journey so far.

Information and guidance

Our guidance can help you get started with improving your approach to equity, diversity and inclusion:

Trusted Suppliers

Our HR trusted suppliers have experience working with voluntary organisations. They offer a range of services including:

  • supporting the recruitment of staff
  • the development of your HR system.

NCVO members receive discounts when using an NCVO trusted supplier. All voluntary organisations can also access free HR, employment, and health and safety advice through the Croner Business Support Helpline.

Quality Standards

Our quality standards offer organisations help to demonstrate their commitment to quality assurance and continuous improvement. Our Trusted Charity and Investing in Volunteer standards cover issues relating to equity and diversity.

Research

We work to develop a strong evidence base for the voluntary sector.

We are currently researching the theme of diversity and volunteering. This looks in-depth at some of the key issues from our Time Well Spent research on the volunteer experience – read our blog to learn more.

Our research briefing on skills in the voluntary sector published in August 2019 includes some details of the diversity of the voluntary sector workforce.

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