With the UK’s economic recovery still weak and the impact of the Coalition Government’s huge spending cuts yet to be felt, the prospects of sustained growth in Britain’s economy remain weak and are likely to stay that way for some time. 

However, even before David Cameron announced his idea of “the Big Society” one area that has achieved strong growth in recent years is the volunteering sector. An increase in public awareness, press coverage and a raised political profile has seen an unprecedented increase in the numbers of people enquiring about volunteering their time, skills and enthusiasm to a wide range of organisations.

One charity whose experience supports this view is The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.  John Bruce, Volunteering manager said: “We have seen a significant rise in the number of enquiries we are receiving and the trend is likely to continue with the advances in government’s policy and practice.  The sector is in a healthy situation and it will continue as long as the government’s policies are properly executed.”

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Tristan Potter

Tristan has a decade's worth of experience writing content and copy for organisations across Bristol and the Southwest of England. He has written on a diverse range of topics, including technology, philosophy, politics, and recruitment. His writing has appeared in The Drum, HR Grapevine, and The Guardian, among other publications. He joined Hireserve in March 2022.