Organisation profile

Organisation profile

IVR was set up in 1997 to undertake high quality research on volunteering. It started out as a department of Volunteering England, became part of the research department of NCVO in 2013 and moved to the University of East Anglia in 2019. During the last twenty years, IVR has played a leading role in applied volunteering research involving volunteer organisations, the public sector, private sector and the government.

IVR’s mission is to support and undertake high quality volunteering research to bring about a world in which the power and energy of volunteering and the difference volunteering and volunteering research make to individuals and communities is well understood, so that individuals can be confident and feel safe about their decision to volunteer and communities grow stronger.


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  • Demystifying Social Prescribing for Men’s Sheds: A Cross-Nation Event

    Bryony Porter (Speaker), Danielle Hutcheon (Speaker) & Aisling Mc Grath (Speaker)

    15 Mar 2022

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  • Volunteering and Ideology

    Jurgen Grotz (Organiser), Peter Beresford (Chair), Chris Millora (Speaker), Ruth Leonard (Speaker), Becki Meakin (Speaker) & Michael Ashe (Speaker)

    26 Oct 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar

  • Volunteering in a Global Pandemic

    Jurgen Grotz (Organiser), Carol Jacklin-Jarvis (Organiser), Wendy Osborne (Speaker), Chris Millora (Chair), Undral Gombodorj (Speaker), Mark Pearce (Speaker), Shalabh Sahai (Speaker), Charlotte Sung (Speaker), Max Ventura (Speaker), Gabriella Civico (Chair), Ksenija Fonović (Speaker), Deedar Guerra (Speaker), Catherine Nakazibwe (Speaker), Lejla Šehić Relić (Speaker), Fred Sadia (Speaker), Clifford Allum (Speaker), Nichole Cirillo (Chair), Analia Bettoni (Speaker), Carmen Espinoza (Speaker), Giselle Mendez (Speaker) & Meghan Moloney (Speaker)

    26 Jun 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar