The Volunteering Brain Project

ACOSVO is excited to announce a new project with Volunteer Scotland co-designing a new leadership approach to volunteering.


The shared aim is to support the Scottish Government’s ‘Volunteering for All’ Framework for growth and inclusion. To work with sector leaders to shape new thinking on making change in our volunteer engagement and shared future.


Covid 19 has brought a potential for renewal in volunteering, and shared learning for change. Volunteer Scotland has 35,000 Scotland Cares volunteer sign ups, and there is a unique opportunity to generate their engagement locally, and nationally. There will be a complementary programme to invite a cohort of these into a “ Brain bank” response where we aim to attract new leaders into the sector and help address the anticipated need for new talent.


To kick start the project we are hosting a focus group session on Wednesday, July 29th for ACOSVO members and voluntary sector Chief Executives to help shape and design a 6 month initiative on the future of volunteering in Scotland.