Useful resources and links

The resources below are here to help you with some of the main themes of leading volunteers. We have looked across the globe to bring you different ideas and perspectives which we understand you don’t always have time to search for in your day to day roles.

The blogs are a great way to keep in touch with what the current thinking is about leading volunteers, and we hope will help you feel linked to other coordinators whose role it is to involve volunteers.

The resources below are by no means everything which is available, but just a flavour. For those groups who are also CAS members, there are more resources in the Members Only area of the CAS website.

Interesting blogs/websites to follow

There are some interesting groups and individuals commenting on volunteering from all over the world. Here are a few that the CAS Volunteering Services Officers follow.


The Institute of Volunteering Research is a world class research and consultancy agency specialising in volunteering. They undertake research, consultancy and evaluation of projects to help improve policy and practise. Visit the IVR website.

If you have any questions, or would like to know more, contact the CAS Volunteering Team at or 01473 345400.