Volunteering England Shares Its Wealth
Volunteering England has just announced the launch of its new Employer Supported Volunteering Resource Hub, an outgrowth of work done last year for a European Year of Volunteering project. This site has all sorts of resources for employers wanting to sponsor employee volunteering and for volunteer-involving organizations receiving those business volunteers. They have posted free practical guides and tookits to implement or develop an ESV program. Good stuff! (And applicable wherever you are.)
In the same newsletter alerting everyone to the new ESV Hub, Volunteering England further reports on a collaboration begun last year with the London School of Economics: the Volunteering England Collection. This archive, described as “a modern history of volunteering in England,” consists of publications, reports and correspondence offering unique insight into the development of volunteering in the UK and particularly into the relationship between government and the voluntary sector, the professionalization of volunteering and developments in volunteering infrastructure. Volunteering England will make additional deposits to the archives in the future.
The Volunteering England Collection can be viewed by the general public at the the Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science, 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD, Monday to Thursday 10am – 8pm and Fridays 10am-5pm.
Energize always pays attention to volunteerism archives because we house one of the largest library collections of volunteer management books, journals, articles, and other material (largely American, but also international) – more than 5,000 items. It’s available at no charge in our Philadelphia office, but please make an appointment in advance if you want to visit.
If you know of other historical archives, let us all know!
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