Introducing the voluntary sector
Introducing the voluntary sector

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Introducing the voluntary sector


This course was written by Julie Charlesworth and Maria Townsend.

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Course image: © Katie Hetrick in Flickr licenses/ by/ 2.0/

Week 1

Figure 1 various leaflet covers: Northern Ireland Hospice; Keech Hospice Care; Wales Air Ambulance; Bumblebee Conservation Trust ; Badger Trust; Hughenden House

Figure 2: queek/

Figure 3: Getty Images.

Video: Activity 2: © Social Enterprise UK

Week 2

Figure 4: Marekuliasz/

Figure 5: Steve Debenport/

Week 3

Figure 1: courtesy: John Hackston.

Figure 2: courtesy: John Hackston.

Figure 3: Nicky Hudson/Getty Images.

Figure 4: Martin Barraud/Getty Images.

Figure 5: courtesy: John Hackston.

Figure 6: courtesy: John Hackston.

Table 1: adapted from: NCVO (2015b) How Big is a Typical Voluntary Organisation? [Online]. Available at  a/  almanac14/  how-big-is-a-typical-voluntary-organisation.

Week 4

Figure 1: Aysezqicmeli/

Figure 2: selection of covers from organisations annual reports including: Scottish War Blinded (2014).

Figure 3: Syda Productions/

Figure 4: arka38/

Figure 5: Photo of National Lottery logo image: Lucian Milasan/

Figure 6: Headway poster, courtesy Headway

Activity 2 and Activity 3: extracts from: publications/ annual-report-2013. Courtesy: Belfast & Lisburn Women's Aid.

Activity 6 video: courtesy: Cass Business School, City University, London.

Activity 7 video: BBC West Midlands Today watch?v=mX-p4USOrT4 © BBC 2014.

Week 5

Figure 1: Darren Whittingham/

Figure 3: wavebreakmedia/

Figure 5: Robert Daley/ Getty Images.

Figure 7: Faithie/

Week 6

Figure 1: VIKTOR88/

Figure 2: Top left: Getty Images; Top right: Getty Images; Bottom left: Patti McConville/Getty Images; bottom right: WPA Pool/Getty Images.

Figure 3: Lana Rinck/

Figure 4: Yury Zap/

Figure 5: Aysezqic meli/

Box 1: extract adapted from: Arnstein, S. (1969) ‘A ladder of participation in the USA’, Journal of the American Institute of Planners, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 216–2.

Week 7

Figure 1: Courtesy of Alan Davidson.

Figure 2: Author’s own photo.

Figure 3: Courtesy of Alan Davidson.

Week 8

Figure 1: Cultura Attla Fotographia/Getty Images.

Figure 2: MikkelWilliam/

Figure 3: photo of badges: The National Trust and WVRS taken by author.

Activity 5: Smith, J. D. (2015) ‘10 things I learnt during volunteers’ week’, NCVO blog, 8 June [Blog]. Available at 2015/ 06/ 08/ 10-things-i-learnt-during-volunteers-week.

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