The Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL) is recognised to be at the cutting edge of youth led community cohesion, featuring as best practice in numerous national and international publications including the Cabinet Office Report into Community Cohesion – Our Shared Future for the Pendle schools based Centre for Citizenship at Marsden Heights Community College.
Currently, the centre has a number of research areas linked to project delivery in a range of disciplines including peer leadership, mentoring, volunteering and community action.
Every member of CVCL staff are published experts in their fields. Recently a book deal has been successfully negotiated with global academic publishers Palgrave Macmillan, for the CVCL to author the definitive text book in Community Leadership. It is anticipated this will be completed for April 2015. The CVCL is also negotiating a contract for the publication of the proceedings of the recent international conference ‘Transforming Communities’.