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Volunteering stats - Institute for Volunteering Research

Volunteering stats - Institute for Volunteering Research | Volunteering | Scoop.it
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Imagine if every person found a niche of voluntary support! if we don't help us, there is no magic that will do it for us, some of our new generation young people might need a nudge methinks!
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The Barn Owl Trust - How the Barn Owl Trust started and grew.

The Barn Owl Trust - How the Barn Owl Trust started and grew. | Volunteering | Scoop.it
The Barn Owl Trust is a national registered charity based in Devon, UK dedicated to conserving barn owls and their environment.
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Once again, here it is, the project of BoogWorld for 2014, notice it only takes a few committed volunteers to make a real difference, recruiting starts now, anything we can do collaboratively has got to be better than nothing. Hampshire help get in touch...
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Thousands of homes left without power as UK storms continue

Thousands of homes left without power as UK storms continue | Volunteering | Scoop.it
About 1,200 homes have been flooded over Christmas period, with warnings in place across southern England and Midlands
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Never has there been a better time to change something, do something, help something be different, go find a way to volunteer your help to someone or somewhere that will really appreciate a hand, you don't have to look too far at the moment, the place looks like shit! Give a hand to change it
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Why volunteer? | TimeBank

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Personally I totally love the concept... But (and it is a big one) there is no such thing as good volunteer experience these days without huge personal cost on one hand or slave labour on the other. Too many people out for badges? Mmm Not enough organisations or charities taking it seriously enough to do it well, with consideration and gracious respect. Gave it a go! Oh yes indeedy I did. Went for things that fuelled my bestest passions, yet grew to feel used, exploited, depleted of worth, questioned and challenged, yet worst of all, caught up in a natural progression of competition between volunteers, so how on earth do these environments live with themselves when they have so little regard for individuals who are often the core of the pure existence of said organisation. Yet will not spend one penny on doing it right? So it would really help to hear some good news on this right now. Do we care? Oh yes yes yes, do we do anything about it? ... More often than not, No! Take away the huge costs of giving your you time for free and maybe we would all give loads more, or, stop the (get away with it) ethic of the charity world's all encompassing safety wrap (there is heaps of money in some of those pots too you know) and treat people right. Anyone looking for a badge, forget it, you are definitely not invited to comment. For the rest of us 'give a damn' suckers, don't lose faith, but I think we need to tweak the system somewhat because marks out of 10 for the volunteering experience in KVEBP world... Nil Feed me back some good experience stories I'm losing faith rather quickly
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Big Garden Birdwatch 25-26 January 2014

Big Garden Birdwatch 25-26 January 2014 | Volunteering | Scoop.it
Get ready to take part in the biggest wildlife survey in the world.
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A chance to volunteer one hour that is quite relaxing and very interesting!!
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The Barn Owl Trust

The Barn Owl Trust | Volunteering | Scoop.it
The Barn Owl Trust is a national registered charity based in Devon, UK dedicated to conserving barn owls and their environment.
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Now this is top of my list of volunteer opportunities, anyone fancy joining me in doing something for this lot... not sure what yet but all ideas welcome, maybe start with becoming "friend" of the Trust. (On a personal note) there are not too many "Trusts" that I trust anymore, but this one is a good one because they don't hide behind protection of a secret society, they give open advice to anyone who is interested in making a difference for this species, believing that no one person has rights to anything wild, there are a few exceptions I've met along the way, but as I say, they lose support by the bucket load once they get above themselves...
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Comic Relief accused of investing in tobacco, alcohol and arms firms

Comic Relief accused of investing in tobacco, alcohol and arms firms | Volunteering | Scoop.it
Co-founder of charity counters that investment rules mean money must be put into schemes likely to yield best returns
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For so long, the burning question of charity ethics has sat uncomfortably. From personal experience in several organisations who call themselve 'Charity', on a considerably smaller scales than this, there does appears to exist a lax attitude to regulation. The Charity Commission seem to form a strong but loose mesh, the guidelines are written well, yet I have yet to see any response or follow up to questionable charitable practice. They say things come in three's and the third charity in my string of questions has seen the last of my offering to give much more... they are taking so much, not just gifted money, but also belief. Who needs to be reminded that trust is sometimes not enough and responsibility and accountability is everything
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