National Inclusion Group

About the National Inclusion Group

In 2017, Volunteer Scotland and Glasgow Disability Alliance founded the National Inclusion Group with the explicit goal of assisting individuals and volunteer involving organisations in becoming more inclusive with their opportunities.

By listening to people who experience exclusion from volunteering, the group aims to identify best practice to reduce barriers and enable all people to volunteer, to increase understanding by challenging stereotypes and assumptions, and by creating safe spaces for people to acknowledge uncertainty and exchange knowledge and skills.

We will provide practical guidance for both volunteers and volunteer managers, empowering individuals to make volunteering more inclusive and enabling everyone to contribute to their communities through volunteering if they chose to.

When the Volunteering Action Plan launched in 2022 it was clear that many of the Plan Actions highlight or focus on many of the key issues our group has identified around inclusion in volunteering. From there, the group has agreed to focus on the priorities identified in the action plan and continue our collaborative work to meet our over all goal of inclusion in volunteering. 

Current group members:

Group Outputs

The group have co-produced ‘top tips’ to provide helpful tips and information on making your volunteering offer more inclusive. These resources are currently hosted on the Volunteer Scotland website.

Join the National Inclusion Group

If you or your organisation/group are interested in joining the National Inclusion in Volunteering Group please complete the following online form and a member of the team will be in touch.