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Coronavirus crisis shows charities need to change approach to volunteering, leaders say 

By May 11, 2020National News

From Civil Society

Charities need to create more flexible and easier ways to access volunteering opportunities in order to capitalise on the willingness of people to get involved, experts say.

Over a million people have signed up to various volunteering schemes during the coronavirus crisis. Charity leaders have said this highlights the need to make sure charities and voluntary organisations ensure it is as simple as possible for people to continue to engage once lockdown measures start to ease.

Karl Wilding, chief executive of NCVO, Paul Redditch, chief executive of Volunteering Matters, and Tiger de Souza, volunteering, participation and inclusion director at the National Trust, all participated in a webinar hosted by the non-profit education body Aspen UK to discuss volunteering.

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