Our guest blog is written by the Vision for Volunteering, an exploration of how volunteering must adapt and evolve in the future:
Volunteering needs to embrace experimentation, actively encourage collaboration, and ensure that it is more diverse and inclusive, in order that the impact volunteers make across the country can continue to grow, according to the recently-launched Vision for Volunteering.
The Vision also urges organisations to recognise the power of volunteers and communities, and to ensure that everyone is able to engage with their community and build the future they want to see. This requires power to be devolved to individuals and communities, it argues. The Vision is set out in full at VisionForVolunteering.org.uk.
The Vision for Volunteering movement is led by NAVCA, NCVO, Volunteering Matters, the Association of Volunteer Managers and Sport England. It began the next stage of its conversation on what volunteering needs to look like and how this will make volunteers feel about their roles by 2032, when it launched at Volunteer Expo Live in Birmingham in May.
Ruth Leonard, chair of the Association of Volunteer Managers, told attendees at the launch event: “The Vision for Volunteering is, very deliberately, not a finalised action plan. Instead, this is the start of the next chapter in a conversation about what is needed to create that diverse, innovative, ambitious and person-centred future, by 2032. We’d love to hear your voice in that continuing dialogue – please go to the Vision for Volunteering website and sign up to hear more.