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YouthNet highlights of 2011

So the baubles and tinsel are up and there is chocolate aplenty, yet each day the office becomes quieter as YouthNet staff head off for their well-deserved Christmas break.  So, as we round up another busy year, I thought I … Continue reading

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YouthNet staff volunteering – Radio Lollipop

As YouthNet runs Do-it, is a proud holder of the Investing in Volunteers kite mark and is reliant on our own volunteers it’s not surprising that we offer staff volunteering leave. My colleague Laura and I took advantage of this … Continue reading

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TheSite Leaders low-down 2: workfare programme

TheSite Leaders have been at it again. Our fortnightly live chats on the Leaders network this week brought us to discussing the Government’s workfare programme with them. The programme is aimed at getting people to volunteer their time in order … Continue reading

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Close encounter of the Cameron kind

Life is full of occurrences where you seem to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. This morning for me was one of those times where I was most definitely in the right place at the right time. … Continue reading

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I didn’t predict a riot!

This week I have been using a week of my summer holiday to work with the nice people at YouthNet. During my time so far I’ve made little tinkers here and there and I’ve brought a fresh outlook to the … Continue reading

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From unemployment to volunteering to employment…

During those dark dreary, post-University days that move so slowly through the Autumn and Winter that I, like so many others thought to myself, “Where have all my friends gone?”, “What am I doing?” and “Was all that money really … Continue reading

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Volunteers Week at YouthNet – Thanks to our Live Chat Moderators

Day two of Volunteers Week and it’s time to recognise another group of YouthNet volunteers – Live Chat Moderators. Four times a week we open up the chat room on TheSite.org for a two hour group chat session. Three out … Continue reading

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White paper on giving announces funding for Do-it

The Government has announced their White Paper on Giving today, setting out new policies for charitable giving and confirming over £1m of funding for YouthNet’s volunteering database Do-it. The funding will be provided by the Cabinet Office, the Department of Work and … Continue reading

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Do-it syndication partners

YouthNet syndicates the Do-it service to a number of corporate partners, to help expand and enhance their employee volunteering schemes. Built in partnership with the Volunteer Centre network, Do-it is the UK’s leading volunteering website. There are over 1.6 million … Continue reading

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Do-it Volunteer Satisfaction Survey 2010

Between 12 November 2009 and 5 January 2010, 2,332 registered users of Do-it completed YouthNet’s Volunteer Satisfaction Survey. Almost a quarter (22%) of respondents said they had been inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to volunteer The … Continue reading

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