The Network of National Volunteer-Involving Agencies (NNVIA) aims to give charities a stronger voice to influence the Government’s development of support for the volunteering sector.
NNVIA's members seek to offer high quality volunteering opportunities in communities across the UK. Activities range from enabling organisations to deliver local services through to raising funds for the benefit of society.
Established in 2004, NNVIA currently has 70 active member organisations mobilising over two million volunteers.
NNVIA welcomes any charitable organisations who take a national approach to volunteering and for whom involving volunteers is critical to the delivery of their mission and goals to become members.
The network promotes collaboration and partnership across the volunteering sector. By working together, member organisations demonstrate the impact of volunteering.
By meeting every six weeks and collaborating online, NNVIA seeks to
As part of CSV's work for the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partners Programme for 2013/14, NNVIA will support the sharing of information, policy and good practice between the volunteering and health and social care sectors.
This will provide an effective way for the Department of Health, NHS England, Public Health England and other Strategic Partners to engage the volunteer involving sector in the development and implementation of health and social care policy.
Evaluation of the Modernising Volunteering National Support Services Programme
This NNVIA evaluatory report features research on overcoming barriers to volunteering undertaken by CSV and Amber Consulting.
It was conducted to gather evidence of good practice on including volunteers from socially excluded groups, survey the practice of NNVIA members in developing and implementing volunteer policies and practices that are targeted at different socially excluded groups, and inform recommendations for Year Two and beyond.
It also includes all activity associated with Year Two, including the establishment and running of five Policy Action Community Teams (PACTs) which were established to develop policy and practice on removing the barriers to volunteering for different under-represented groups.