Commentary: How Can Governments Encourage Volunteering?


  • Mike Locke has been director of policy and communications for volunteering at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations since its merger in January 2013 with Volunteering England, which he joined in 2008. Previously, he was director of the Centre for Institutional Studies at the University of East London, where he led teaching and research programs on the voluntary and community sector and helped create the Institute for Volunteering Research in partnership with Volunteering England. E-mail:

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