Volunteering England works to support and increase the quality, quantity, impact and accessibility of volunteering throughout England.
What is Volunteering England?
Volunteering England (VE) is the national volunteering development agency for England, committed to supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering in all its diversity.
Our work links research, policy, innovation, good practice and grant-making in the involvement of volunteers. Our members and partners range from national charities to voluntary agencies across the length and breadth of England; from NHS Trusts to arts organisations; from local community projects to government think-tanks.
Volunteering England is at the centre – bringing ideas and people together, developing better networks and structures, and initiating projects to support volunteering in a wide range of fields, such as health and social care, sport and employer supported volunteering.
Volunteering England was formed in April 2004 following a merger between The Consortium on Opportunities for Volunteering, The National Centre for Volunteering and Volunteer Development England.
On 1 July 2007 Volunteering England formally merged with Student Volunteering England.
We are a registered UK charity (No. 1102770).