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The 30th Volunteers Week takes place

Volunteers’ week – the 30th annual celebration of the great work of millions of UK volunteers – took place last week.   These two links make interesting reading. Both are from NCVO, one is about the top seven issues facing volunteeringhttp://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2014/05/29/top-seven-issues-facing-volunteering/. The other is about the past thirty years of volunteering http://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2014/06/01/30-years-of-volunteering/

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Young people support causes close to them: ITV Fixers

Photo of ITV young FIxers

The ‘ITV Fixers’ project seems to do well for small charities.  Fixers are young people who are motivated by personal experience to make positive change for themselves and those around them.  To celebrate the second birthday of its first national campaign ‘ITV Fixers’, the Public Service Broadcasting Trust staged a 90 minute entertainment-style programme “The […]

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How to recruit the right volunteers for your organisation

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Volunteers are, of course, a great asset to many non profit organisations but quite often it isn’t easy to recruit the right people.  Serves – most voluntary organisations Preparation – time to ascertain what skills your organisation needs Cooking time – approximately 3 weeks Ingredients List of volunteer roles required A volunteer application form A […]