20 Victoria Street
London Plus became the new name for Greater London Volunteering (GLV), London’s civil society charity, in 2018. We’re taking a bold approach to turn data into insight, empowering civil society organisations through better connections and ensuring that our collective voice influences positive change.
We conduct research and maintain regular communication with our members to ensure that what we say can be trusted and is informed by the experience of volunteers and volunteering organisations across London. We maintain a close working relationship with the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority, which has led to GLV being commissioned to deliver good practice advice, training and support to organisations to enable them to involve volunteers in their work effectively.
We facilitate network groups for strategic managers and also for front-line volunteer service co-ordinators. Our members attend our quarterly network events which include focused sessions on topics such as employee supported volunteering, employability and social cohesion.
In addition, our annual volunteering conference offers a programme of speakers, workshops, networking space and panel debates, bringing together the key volunteering stakeholders in London to explore the future of volunteering.
We publish targeted newsletters that are themed around the needs of different people in the network – “strategic managers” for those running volunteering infrastructure organisations, delivering regional programmes, or working on the strategic development of volunteering; “quality volunteering” for those working in good practice, volunteer recruitment or brokerage roles; and “governance” for those in Trustee positions within our members. We continue to provide a general bulletin for other stakeholders to keep them informed of our work.
We manage and facilitate a range of pan-London volunteer involving projects and services with and through our members – in 2012/13 for every £1 of income we received from membership fees, we were able to give back out over £57 in grants and contracts for the delivery of projects and services by the membership within the year.