Politics, Partnerships, and Power: Raising Questions for Civil Society
As we begin to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, civil society organisations (including those in the voluntary, community, social enterprise, and faith sectors) are contemplating the longer term implications of the triple threats they have faced in resources, operations, and demand. Demand for charities’ support in the aftermath, is likely to be higher than ever. While some volunteers are feeling burnt out, others are considering their return to activities that were put on pause. The sector is increasingly subject to political interference, reliant on building new partnerships, and investigating its own power structures.
The Early Bird rate is available until 23:59 on Wednesday 27th July
Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your booking, refunds will be made up until 1st September, 14 days prior to the conference
This conference invites participants to explore these issues. The Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference 2022 is organised by the Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN), in partnership with Voluntary Action Sheffield (VAS), and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).
It will provide a unique opportunity for academics, policy makers and practitioners from the UK and further afield to come together to share findings and discuss the implications of research for civil society. You don’t need to present a paper to attend.
Alongside the paper sessions and workshops, the programme will include plenary sessions, with an exciting line up of keynote presentations. These will include the opportunity for roundtable sessions where participants will have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with new and experienced researchers in their field, developing social and professional networks and agendas for future research and practice.
This year's plenary speakers include Professor Angela Eikenberry (University of Nebraska at Omaha), Sue Tibballs OBE (Sheila McKechnie Foundation), and more to be announced soon.
Full information can be found on the VSSN website at https://www.vssn.org.uk/2022-voluntary-sector-and-volunteering-research-conference/
Member rates available to members of VSSN, NCVO and VAS
VSSN Member Discount rates available to unwaged and retired members of VSSN and small organisation members (<£250k)
All 2 day categories include the conference dinner. Those booking for a single day have the option of adding the conference dinner to their booking for an additional fee.