Examining election pledge on more volunteers

Both NCVO’s research team and Third Sector Research Centre have taken a serious look at the Conservative manifesto pledge to boost employer-supported volunteering. This says:

“.. we will make volunteering for three days a year a workplace entitlement for people working in large companies and the public sector. People could, for example, volunteer for a local charity, or serve as a school governor.”

NCVO has ‘Employer-Supported Volunteering: What can research tell us about Election 2015 policies?‘, which explains what ESV is, and the current picture for it. The research centre’s news analysis ‘Paid leave to volunteer: A lesson in economic geography‘ sees a potential mis-match to where new volunteers are likely to be and where need is greatest.