JCP approaches to volunteers in receipt of benefits

LVSC is gathering evidence on JCP approaches to volunteers in receipt of benefits in London. At present, some volunteers are asked to fill in a form “Volunteering when claiming benefits or National Insurance credits”. Volunteering on benefits form We are interested in finding out more about: How widespread the use of this form is across [Read more]

Volunteering opportunities with the Camden Society

The Camden Society needs your help! Each August, the Camden Society organises the Great Escape, a week-long activity holiday for people with learning disabilities, at Woodrow High House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire http://www.londonyouth.org.uk/woodrow-high-house-residential-centre. The Great Escape is for adults and young people with learning disabilities and autism, including those with profound and multiple disabilities. It is [Read more]

The House of St Barnabas: Employment Academy Administrator

Position: Volunteer Employment Academy Administrator (out of pocket travel and lunch expenses will be reimbursed) Length of commitment: up to two months, two-three days  a week. Role description: The House of Barnabas is a London based charity that operate a not for profit private members’ club and supports an employment academy that offers opportunities for [Read more]

GLA Speed Volunteering Grants (Deadline 3 Oct 2014)

From Team London Speed Volunteering grants from Team London At the ‘Volunteering 2020: Social Transformers’ event at Nesta during National Volunteers’ Week, Team London announced plans for a new ‘speed’ volunteering and work platform in partnership with Do-it.org. The new site, to be launched this autumn, will offer ‘speed’ volunteering opportunities enabling younger people to [Read more]

TSRC: Does volunteering lead to employment? It’s complicated…

TSRC press release Briefing Paper: Does volunteering improve employability? Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey (PDF) New research from the Third Sector Research Centre has found that the link between volunteering and increased employability should not always be assumed. The study finds that volunteering can have a positive effect on the likelihood of some people [Read more]

Free training for volunteers in team leading, customer service, cleaning, health and social care

Round Pegs is delighted to be able offer these new fully funded vocational courses delivered over 3 months ending in July. These courses will be delivered at your workplace in the form of 3 hour workshops with a minimum of 10 attendees. With some of these workshops you may only need to attend TWO workshops [Read more]

Statement on the Workfare scheme and the Work Programme | Mind

Mind’s Chief Executive Paul Farmer said: Many thousands of people volunteer for Mind every day through our charity shops and local services, and we value their commitment and hard work. We simply could not operate without the dedication of our volunteers who do a tremendous job helping people with mental health problems. Volunteers tell us [Read more]

Work Programme providers should pay voluntary organisations for their services – Volunteering England

Minister for Employment, Chris Grayling MP, has confirmed that Work Programme providers should enter into contractual relationships with voluntary organisations if they wish to access their services. Mr Grayling says that providers and their subcontractors “should not be approaching voluntary organisations if they have not entered into, or are intending to enter into, an agreement [Read more]

Employment Schemes: 23 Nov 2011: Hansard Written Answers and Statements – TheyWorkForYou

Gareth Thomas (Harrow West, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will investigate reports that prime contractors to the Work programme are referring clients to volunteer centres without making payments to those centres; and if he will make a statement. Chris Grayling (Minister of State (Employment), Work and Pensions; [Read more]

Work Programme company tried to recruit volunteers to train clients – Third Sector

A4e, a prime contractor for welfare-to-work training, asked a volunteer centre to provide it with volunteers to help with CV workshops for the unemployed One of the companies being paid to deliver the government’s welfare-to-work programme tried to get volunteers to help to train its unemployed clients. A4e, one of the prime providers of the [Read more]