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Policy and Consultation

Volunteering Policy Forum

In order to disseminate policy information, facilitate policy development and influence policy decision making which is relevant and focused on volunteering, a Volunteering Policy Forum is organised 3-4 times per year.

The Forum is chaired by Volunteer Now and supported as part of NICVA's Policy Fora.


Volunteer Now is committed to seeking the views of its members regularly in relation to policy which may impact on volunteering. This allows us to formulate policy responses which take on board the views of practitioners and include reflection on the possible practical implications of proposed policies.

To view copies of the consultations which Volunteer Now have recently responded to because they are relevant to volunteering, go to the publications page.

We alert people to the consultations we are responding to in VConnect, our member newsletter. Membership is free to all organisation and individuals with an interest in volunteering and can be completed electronically from our home page.