About Us

The Voluntary Action History Society (VAHS) aims to advance historical understanding and analysis of voluntary action. We are a registered charity (No.1044549) established in 1991. We are run by a committee of volunteers and have a membership of individuals. We are based in the UK but have members from around the world. We carry out a number of activities including:

  • Voluntary Action seminars at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London
  • Occasional Saturday study days on specialist subjects
  • International research conferences (six since 2001)
  • An edited blog of topics of interest to historians of voluntary action

If you would like to have more information about VAHS, to join our mailing list or to give a paper as part of our seminar series, please contact Mike Locke at mike.s.locke@gmail.com.

If you would like to submit a blog post, please contact Paul Beard at paul.beard.21@ucl.ac.uk.