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Keep Volunteering Voluntary

VARB supports the Keep Volunteering Voluntary campaign and has signed the following pledge. “As charities and voluntary organisations we know the value of volunteering. Volunteering means people independently choosing to give their time freely to help others and make the world a better place. Workfare schemes force unemployed people to carry out unpaid work or face benefit sanctions that can …

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Building Better Partnerships

Thanks to funding from The Big Lottery, VARB is working with 80 local organisations to build partnerships. We are matching up “surplus” resources with where there are resource needs. For example, an organisation may have a minibus that is only used during the week – it could be hired by a local sports club at weekends. There may be room for a …