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A national framework has been published, which looks at breaking down barriers to volunteering and ways to create more diverse and inclusive volunteer opportunities.


Volunteering For All was developed over 2018 by the Scottish Government jointly with partners from the volunteer and community sector, local government and NHS, with academics and social researchers, and with volunteers.


The objective of the Framework is to:


  • Set out clearly and in one place a coherent and compelling narrative for volunteering;
  • Define the key outcomes desired for volunteering in Scotland over the next ten years; o Identify the key data and evidence that will inform, indicate and drive performance at a national and local level; and
  • Enable informed debate and decision about the optimal combination of programmes, investments and interventions.


While the Framework is mostly aimed at particularly bodies or organisations (such as funders, local authorities, leadership bodies, and Scottish Government), community councils may find the research and recommendations within the Framework useful and informative, particularly when thinking about attracting new volunteers into community councils.


To read the report, please visit

Volunteering for All National Framework

News story posted: 01/05/19

Volunteering for All National Framework