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Voluntary Sector Review publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, accessible papers on third sector research, policy and practice. It is an invaluable cutting-edge resource for all those researching or working in the fast-growing voluntary, community and wider third sectors.

The journal covers the full range of issues relevant to voluntary sector studies, including: definitional and theoretical debates; management and organisational development; financial and human resources; philanthropy; volunteering and employment; regulation and charity law; service delivery; civic engagement; industry and sub-sector dimensions; relations with other sectors; social enterprise; evaluation and impact. Voluntary Sector Review covers voluntary sector studies from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, social policy, politics, psychology, economics, business studies, social anthropology, philosophy and ethics. The journal includes work from the UK and Europe, and beyond, where cross-national comparisons are illuminating. With dedicated expert policy and practice sections, Voluntary Sector Review also provides an essential forum for the exchange of ideas and new thinking.

Rigorous and stimulating, Voluntary Sector Review is an indispensable tool for everyone who values empirically-grounded, theoretically-informed and policy-relevant reviews of the future direction of the voluntary sector.

Editors: Nick Acheson (Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland), Bernard Harris (University of Strathclyde, UK), Rob Macmillan, (University of Birmingham, UK)

The journal is published in association with the Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) and a print copy of the journal is a membership benefit.

Publisher: Policy Press

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Volume 5, Number 2, July 2014
Themed section: Voluntary Action in Ageing Societies

Guest Editorial

Free Content Guest Editorial
pp. 157-159(3)
Authors: Carney, Gemma M.; Acheson, Nick; Scharf, Thomas


Themed Section: Research

Healthy ageing in Australia's rural places: the contribution of older volunteers
pp. 181-201(21)
Authors: Winterton, Rachel; Warburton, Jeni


Themed Section: Policy Review

Commission on the Voluntary Sector & Ageing: a policy review
pp. 203-211(9)
Author: Carney, Gemma M.



Volunteers in British mountain rescue: responding to increasing demand for rescues and a changed relationship with the state
pp. 213-229(17)
Authors: Nichols, Geoffrey; Goel, Rohan; Nichols, Tom; Jones, Will




Policy Review

Open Access Volunteering and employability: implications for policy and practice
pp. 259-273(15)
Authors: Kamerāde, Daiga; Paine, Angela Ellis


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