Our Director of Research, Sophie is a Trustee and Steering Group Member of the Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN).The Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) promotes understanding of the UK voluntary sector through research and provides a voice and a meeting place for voluntary sector researchers in the UK.

We're a membership organisation, with members around the UK and internationally from academia and the voluntary sector itself. Find out more about VSSN and join our growing network. Joining VSSN as an individual member costs between £35 and £120 per year depending on your income. Organisational membership of VSSN is around £200 per annum (which covers 5 individuals) and gives access to significantly discounted rates for events and conferences. There are also a number of free to attend events, as well as being the recipient of the academic journal, the Voluntary Sector Review.

The VSSN also support the annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research conference – details of this years conference can be found here: https://www.vssn.org.uk/2022-voluntary-sector-and-volunteering-research-conference/