Welcome to the Volunteering Focus Group (VFG)
Welcome to this group. Many organisations exist to support many kinds of volunteering. The Research Cooperative is an organisation that supports vounteering for the purposes of scientific communication.
An organisation of possible interest for all volunteers is the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE). The Association describes itself as follows.
"Founded in 1970, IAVE exists to promote, strengthen and celebrate volunteering in the myriad ways it happens throughout the world. It is a global network of NGOs, businesses, national volunteer centers and grassroots leaders of volunteering, with members in 70 countries across all the regions of the world."
(Internet, 6th May 2019, https://www.iave.org/)
To promote a stronger volunteering ethic in the world of science communication, there may be much that the Research Cooperative and our members can learn from IAVE.