Information sources about the voluntary sector in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Adviceguide – an on-line advice and information service from the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux
www.adviceguide.org.uk

AdviceUK – a membership network for free, independent advice centres
www.adviceuk.org.uk

Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO)
www.acevo.org.uk

Big Give – a free to use website that helps major donors find high-level charity projects in their field of interest.
www.thebiggive.org.uk

Centre for Voluntary Sector Research – an inter-disciplinary centre linking research staff in various parts of Sheffield Hallam University.
www.shu.ac.uk/research/cvsr/

Charity Commission for England and Wales
www.charity-commission.gov.uk

Euclid Network – a pan-European network of civil society professionals working both within and beyond the EU member states for a stronger, more innovative and sustainable European civil society.
www.euclidnetwork.eu

Free Management Library – a comprehensive, highly integrated library for nonprofits and for-profits from US and Canada based Authenticity Consulting
www.managementhelp.org

Fundraising Standards Board – runs the only self-regulating scheme for fundraising bodies in the UK.
www.frsb.org.uk

Guidestar UK – aims to provide a single, easily accessible source of detailed information about every charity and voluntary organisation in the UK.
www.guidestar.org.uk

HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector – takes action on nonprofit labour force issues in Canada.
www.hrcouncil.ca

Investing in Volunteers – the UK quality standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work
www.investinginvolunteers.org.uk

Joseph Rowntree Foundation – one of the largest social policy research and development charities in the UK
www.jrf.org.uk

National Care Forum – established to represent the interests of not-for-profit health and social care providers in the UK
www.nationalcareforum.org.uk

National Council for Voluntary Organisations
www.ncvo-vol.org.uk

National Housing Federation – the body representing the independent social housing sector
www.housing.org.uk

NAVCA – the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action is the national voice of local third sector infrastructure in England.
www.navca.org.uk

Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action
www.nicva.org

New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) is a charity that advises donors and funders on how to give more effectively through independent research and tailored advice.
www.philanthropycapital.org

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
www.oscr.org.uk

Online volunteering a UN site where you can engage in projects to benefit organisations serving people in the developing world.
www.onlinevolunteering.org

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – recognises groups of individuals who are giving their time freely for the benefit of others.
www.queensawardvoluntary.gov.uk

RADAR – a national non-government organisation working on behalf of disabled people, irrespective of their impairment.
www.radar.org.uk

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
www.scvo.org.uk

Skills – Third Sector helps to make sure that charities and social enterprises have the right people with the right skills to make a difference to people and their communities.
www.skills-thirdsector.org.uk

Third Sector Foresight provides strategic insight and planning tools for the UK voluntary and community sector
www.3s4.org.uk

Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) – an umbrella group of leading voluntary sector providers of social care support to disabled people.
www.vodg.org.uk

Voluntary Sector Cuts – a collaborative project which maps intelligence about voluntary groups experiencing reductions in public sector funding.
http://voluntarysectorcuts.org.uk/

Voluntary Sector Studies Network – VSSN functions to promote the advancement of knowledge about, and understanding of, organisations between the market and the state.
www.vssn.org.uk

Volunteer Centre Network Scotland
www.volunteerscotland.org.uk

Volunteering England – resources for anyone who works with or manages volunteers as well as to those who want to volunteer
www.volunteering.org.uk

Volunteering Wales – A national database of voluntary opportunities
www.volunteering-wales.net

Wales Council for Voluntary Action
www.wcva.org.uk

Working for a Charity – promotes the voluntary sector as a positive career option for those seeking paid employment in the sector
www.wfac.org.uk