- Survey into how local groups provide additional support for people into mainstream volunteering
- Volunteer Drivers
- The Prince’s Trust Penge Team Programme is here to help you
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Survey into how local groups provide additional support for people into mainstream volunteering
The Volunteer Centre Bromley carried out a survey of organisations that support people with additional needs to get involved in mainstream volunteering. The aim is for the Volunteer Centre to be able to help reduce the barriers faced by facilitating networking, training, resource sharing etc. For a report of the findings click here.
Some of the conclusions drawn from the survey:
- Organisations ‘having a commitment to be inclusive’ was highlighted as the most important thing that needs to be in place in order for successful placements to be made. It’s also very important for a good working relationship to be established and well managed volunteer support systems to be in place.
- The most commonly faced barrier is the inability of organisations to provide additional support due to lack of resources.
The Volunteer Centre Bromley hopes to be able to respond by helping organisations make contact with one another and offer support to organisations to developed funded volunteer programmes that will allow resources to be dedicated to making volunteering more inclusive.
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After long negotiations between Volunteering England, the Association of British Insurers and the Community Transport Association, you can now find clear guidelines for volunteer drivers on the VE website and a list of 50 providers that do not charge additional premiums to volunteer drivers on the Association of British Insurers website.
(Source: GLV e-news)
“Do you need an area painted? Do you need gardening done? Are you looking for volunteers? We are seeking Community Projects in the Local Area to start immediately”
The Penge Team is seeking a Community Project between the 24th – 28th October ( excluding Wednesdays as the team will be back at their base completing folder work for their qualification).
Previously Prince's Trust Penge Teams have worked on a variety of projects including redecorating, gardening, painting and clearing out spaces for organisations such as St. Johns Church, Royston’s Primary School and Malcolm Primary School. Check out the previous projects online on our Facebook site, which is Prince’s Trust Penge Team.
The Team’s Programme is a 12-week Personal Development Course for unemployed young people aged between 16-25 years that aims to get them into Employment or Education and improve their skills to give them the confidence they need to apply themselves in the working environment.
If there is any way that you feel your organisation could benefit from the team volunteering with you, please contact Stella Bell-Gam, Penge Team Leader on 020 8659 2859 or 079 2058 3083.back to top