The Voluntary Action History Society organises a wide range of events.
Our most regular events are our series of monthly seminars at the Institute of Historical Research in London. These bring together historians and other academic researchers with voluntary sector practitioners to hear about the latest research in the field.
At various locations around the UK, we organise one-day workshops for New Researchers and for those working on transnational histories of voluntarism. These are in collaboration with a range of universities other partners.
We host a major international research conferences. In July 2010, the 4th International Conference was held at the University of Kent. In July 2013, the 5th International Conference was held at the University of Huddersfield. The 6th International Conference is tentatively being planned for July 2016.
One-off events have included the 2008 symposium on William Beveridge, which led to the publication of an edited volume with Manchester University Press in 2011. In June 2014, a day seminar on Volunteering as Leisure: Leisure as Volunteering was held at Sheffield University Management School, supported by the VAHS, the Leisure Studies Association and the Voluntary Sector Studies Network.