Presentations, resources, and links to information from our Giving Time event on 19 November 2015 in Birmingham are now available. CLICK HERE to read and download.
The Conservation Volunteers are working with OVO Energy to plant 157,000 trees in the UK during this bare root planting season and they have 40,000 FREE trees left for communities. The trees will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
There are two ways to get involved:
Money raised by Tesco customers from the new carrier bag charges will be used to fund a large number of local projects to improve green spaces in communities across England, Wales and Scotland. Click here to find out who can apply for the grants of up to £12,000 and to check your eligibility.
Giving time – can volunteers be nudged? A learning event about the Giving Time study – randomised experiments in interventions to encourage volunteering
10.30am – 4.00pm Thursday 19 November 2015, The Bond, Birmingham
In the latest of our ongoing series of free learning and networking events we are delighted to be working with the project team who led the Giving Time research into voluteering and volunteer recruitment.
The Giving Time experiments were led by a team from four UK universities, who wanted to know whether sharing information about how others have volunteered could help to improve volunteering. Whereas previous studies have looked at giving money, this was about giving time – and whether volunteers can be nudged. The methodology was randomised control trial in real-life field settings involving university student volunteers, Parish Councils, National Trust volunteers, and housing association residents. The research was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
A day designed to provoke discussion and ideas
We will have contributions from the research team, from organisations who took part, and others involved in citizen science, story-telling, and community animation. Presenters and participants will mingle in fast-paced workshops ranging from Q&As, to participative and arts-inspired formats. Focal questions will include:
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