Volunteering for All: Our National Framework

Volunteering for All: Our National Framework

Published in April 2019, this Framework was developed throughout 2018 by the Scottish Government jointly with partners from the volunteer and community sector, local government and NHS, with academics and social researchers, and with volunteers.

The objective of the Framework is to:

  • Set out clearly and in one place a coherent and compelling narrative for volunteering
  • Define the key outcomes desired for volunteering in Scotland over the next ten years
  • Identify the key data and evidence that will inform, indicate and drive performance at a national and local level; and
  • Enable informed debate and decision about the optimal combination of programmes, investments and interventions. 


The Framework clearly sets out the case for change, details the volunteering context and sets out recommendations for implementation.

You can access a copy of the document by accessing the following link: