Volunteering and Active Citizenship Strategy 2018 – 2022

Volunteer Edinburgh is currently leading on behalf of Edinburgh Compact, on the development of a new Volunteering and Active Citizenship Strategy 2018 – 2022.  As part of the consultation and intelligence gathering phase of the strategy, we need to hear from you as volunteer involvers and managers about what is impacting on your work and your involvement of volunteers. 

Your opinion and experience is vital to us and will help shape the new strategy and influence the development of volunteering in Edinburgh over the next five years. 

Please feel free to write as much or as little as you wish. All the questions are optional and the survey is anonymous.

Many thanks for your time and help.

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* 1. What is the main focus of your organisation?

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* 2. What is the general profile of your volunteers (age, occupation, motivations, etc.)? Have you noticed a change during the last 3-5 years?

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* 3. Do you have as many as volunteers you need?

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* 4. Do you think your volunteers are representative of the society? Do you think any groups are underrepresented or are facing specific barriers?

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* 5. What do you think is the biggest challenge for volunteering within your organisation in the next years ahead?

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* 6. Following the UK's decision to leave the European Union do you think that this will potentially impact on your ability to recruit volunteers?

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* 7. Have funding cuts had an impact on volunteering in your organisation? How does this impact service delivery?

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* 8. Due to a change in the landscape, are you aware of volunteer roles that would previously only have been held by paid staff?

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* 9. Have you considered different funding streams?

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* 10. Society is becoming increasingly digitalised having an impact on the workforce, services, social interactions, etc. Do you think that volunteer involving organisations are adapting to this? Do you think this will have an impact on volunteering as we know it?

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* 11. How do you measure volunteering impact on service users/volunteers/service/community? What tools do you use? How do you use this information?

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* 12. What do you think the volunteer landscape will look like over the next five years in the city of Edinburgh?

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* 13. What are the main actions and areas the Volunteering and Active Citizenship Strategy 2018-2022 should prioritize and focus on?

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* 14. Comments

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