Help to Keep Volunteering Voluntary this Volunteers’ Week!

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It’s over a year since we signed the pledge to Keep Volunteering Voluntary. We are proud to be a part of this campaign which highlights the value of volunteering and encourages voluntary organisations to be responsible by not engaging in workfare schemes that can put people at risk of devastating welfare sanctions.

So in recognition of Volunteers’’ Week 2015 we are encouraging all of our volunteer involving organisations to check out the website and if appropriate sign up to the ever growing number of pledgees who want to Keep Volunteering Voluntary

If you have the time please check out the following case studies from the Keep Volunteering Voluntary website to find out why this campaign is so important .

Watch the video of Clive describing the impact of benefit sanctions on his health

Read Gary’s story about being sent on the Help to Work scheme where people told him “I feel as if I’m on parole”

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