In late 2021, the Vision for Volunteering team ran a series of 14 workshops across seven strands. Each workshop was co-chaired by at least two members of our steering group - one with a national perspective, and one with a local perspective. Around 350 people attended a workshop.
We also invited written submissions, and provided an engagement toolkit to help organisations run their own workshops to inform their submissions.
NAVCA will support its members to develop strong local ecosystems for volunteering so that everyone can volunteer in ways that are meaningful to them. This means that by 2032 we have helped our members reach into all communities in their patch with opportunities for all types of volunteering.
NAVCA will help to make sure that local good quality support is clearly signposted and readily available for people wanting to volunteer and organisations wanting to involve volunteers. By 2032 we commit to implementing and continually improving the Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation as the gold standard of recognition for local volunteer centres delivering excellent volunteering brokerage, opportunities and best practice.
We will know that we have succeeded in connecting people into their communities through volunteering because we will instigate a collaboration of interested organisations to quantify the impact and importance of local volunteering, in all its different forms. By 2032 these new metrics will help the impact of volunteering in all forms be more widely acknowledged and appreciated.
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