Tag Archives: volunteering

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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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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v – the youth volunteering charity

v exists to champion youth volunteering in England and inspire a new generation of young volunteers aged 16-25.  In July 2008, the Lifetracks consortium (Foyer Federation, Rathbone, Skill and YouthNet) was awarded a grant of £1.48m from the v Match … Continue reading

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BAA Communities Trust and the Do-it Tour

What is the project about? In 2008 the BAA Communities Trust generously donated £55,000 to YouthNet, to fund the London region of the Do-it Tour. Launched in 2000, Do-it is the most diverse and comprehensive national database of volunteering opportunities … Continue reading

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BBC No Home Season

YouthNet and BBC “No Home” Season –  using the power of Do-it to inspire and engage BBC viewers in volunteering. What was the project all about? Launched on 18th November 2006, the No Home season coincided with the 40th anniversary … Continue reading

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