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

AdviceUK – a membership network for free, independent advice centres

Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO)

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

Centre for Voluntary Sector Research – an inter-disciplinary centre linking research staff in various parts of Sheffield Hallam University.

Charity Commission for England and Wales

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.

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

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

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

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

Investing in Volunteers – the UK quality standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work

Joseph Rowntree Foundation – one of the largest social policy research and development charities in the UK

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

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

National Housing Federation – the body representing the independent social housing sector

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

Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action

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

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

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

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

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

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

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.

Third Sector Foresight provides strategic insight and planning tools for the UK voluntary and community sector

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

Voluntary Sector Cuts – a collaborative project which maps intelligence about voluntary groups experiencing reductions in public sector funding.

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

Volunteer Centre Network Scotland

Volunteering England – resources for anyone who works with or manages volunteers as well as to those who want to volunteer

Volunteering Wales – A national database of voluntary opportunities

Wales Council for Voluntary Action

Working for a Charity – promotes the voluntary sector as a positive career option for those seeking paid employment in the sector