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Volunteering Bulletin

April 2014

Welcome to our monthly e-bulletin for the England Volunteering Development Council (East Midlands) on regional and national news and policy developments for volunteering. If you have any comments, please get in touch by emailing

Volunteering: a valuable pathway to employability

Volunteering can give people the skills and confidence needed to help them find jobs according to the NCVO new report entitled Volunteering: a valuable pathway to employability.

Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard

Investing in Volunteers, the UK quality standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work, has been achieved by over 750 organisations.

vInspired cashpoint programme

The cashpoint programme (2012-2014) awards grants of up to £500 to 14 to 25 year olds to pursue social action projects and be responsibility for their design and delivery.

Volunteers in Specialist Palliative Care

Volunteering in Specialist Palliative Care is a new study provides the most comprehensive picture to date of exactly what roles volunteers are involved in within specialist adult palliative care in the UK.

Other volunteering related training

Step into volunteering

Date: 8 May 2014 – 21 May 2014
Venue: Voluntary Centre Services West Lindsey, The Guildhall, Marshall's Yard, Gainsborough DN21 2NA

This course will run over three weeks, one day per week on Thursday 8 May, Thursday 15 May and Wednesday 21 May.

Supporting and Supervising Volunteers

Date: 24 June 2014
Venue: Nene Valley Community Action, 8 West Street, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RT

Develop ideas, skills and strategies to support and supervise volunteers.

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