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CSV marks Student Volunteering Week by calling for young people to increase their skills by volunteering

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 4:18pm
Student Volunteering Week, an incentive between NUS and Student Hubs supported by Barclays, launched this week for its 14th year to encourage students to get involved in social action in their local area through volunteering.   read more

Volunteer befrienders needed for older people across Wales

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 1:23pm
A programme designed to reduce loneliness in older people, and highlight the importance of befriending, is urgently looking to recruit more volunteers to help tackle isolation in communities across Wales.   The Welcome Friends project began in 2010 and is run by Community Service Volunteers (CSV), the UK’s largest volunteering charity, as part of the organisation’s Retired & Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) which seeks to reduce loneliness in older people through numerous activities including volunteer befriending.  

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CSV on recruitment drive for Full-Time Volunteers throughout the UK

Thu, 12/02/2015 - 1:45pm
Community Service Volunteers (CSV), the UK’s largest volunteering charity, is calling for people all over the UK to seize an opportunity to gain new skills and increase their employability this year, by becoming a full-time volunteer.   CSV's full-time volunteering programme has been running for over 50 years and offers gap year students or those on a career break the chance to gain new valuable skills whilst living away from home.   The current roles, available in 20 different locations across Scotland, England and Wales, typicall

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Local Volunteers heralded by Mayor of Croydon

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 1:24pm
On Tuesday 27th January the Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Manju Shahul-Hameed, will welcome volunteers from the local area to Croydon Town Hall, to celebrate their work in supporting families, disabled people, and older people in the community.   Amongst those attending will be volunteers from the charity Community Service Volunteers (CSV). CSV run a project in Croydon called Volunteers Supporting Families, which matches people with families in the area who need additional emotional and practical support.

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Make a difference to young people in Hounslow through volunteering

Fri, 23/01/2015 - 2:51pm
Community Service Volunteers (CSV) the UK’s leading volunteering charity, has arrived in Hounslow and is looking for volunteers to help young people as part of its pioneering Grandmentors project.   The project matches volunteers aged 50+ with young people leaving care aged 16 to 24-years old.

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‘Evolution’ acknowledged by Ipswich MP Ben Gummer with invitation to Houses of Parliament

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 10:10am
A project ran by CSV in Ipswich, which offers migrant women the opportunity to learn skills to increase their employability, was acknowledged by Ipswich MP Ben Gummer before Christmas, when he invited the members of the project to tour the Houses of Parliament.   Evolution, which has been run by Project Coordinator Gauri Desai since 2007, assists refugees, asylum seekers and migrant women, who have recently moved to the UK, with basic numeracy and literacy skills to help integrate them into their new community and increase their prospects of employment.

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UK organisations launch new Volunteer Charter to increase the number of disabled people volunteering

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 11:30am
A new Volunteer Charter to increase the number of disabled volunteers across the UK has been launched with backing from the government.   The Disability Action Alliance (DAA) has joined with Community Service Volunteers (CSV) and Disability Rights UK (DRUK) to create the DAA Volunteer Charter and is calling for organisations to pledge their support.   It asks organisations to not only offer and promote volunteering opportunities to disabled people but also provide personalised support and references for future employment. &nb

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Local Girl is one of 100 disabled youngsters taking part in a new work shadowing initiative

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 3:06pm
The UK’s leading volunteering charity has created opportunities for 100 young people with physical and learning disabilities to take part in work shadowing opportunities to inspire them into work.   Community Service Volunteers (CSV) launched a new initiative on Wednesday 3 December, funded by the Department for Work and Pension (DWP), to inspire disabled people into work across the UK and tackle employ

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One hundred young disabled people to shadow prominent figures to inspire them into work

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:39am

The UK’s leading volunteering charity has created opportunities for 100 young people with physical and learning disabilities to take part in work shadowing opportunities to inspire them into work.

Community Service Volunteers (CSV) is launching a new initiative, funded by the Department for Work and Pension (DWP), to inspire disabled people into work across the UK and tackle employer’s misconceptions about hiring disabled employees.

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A budding young politician is one of 100 young people taking part in new disabled work shadowing initiative

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:38am
Twenty-five-year old David Nicholson, is one of 100 disabled young people with physical and learning difficulties helping launch ‘Inspiring Disabled Young People’, a new initiative to inspire disabled young people into work and tackle employer’s misconceptions about hiring disabled employees.   Organised by the UK’s leading volunteering charity Comm

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Girl who battled to recovery from a coma is one of 100 disabled youngsters taking part in a new work shadowing initiative

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:31am
The UK’s leading volunteering charity has created opportunities for 100 young people with physical and learning disabilities to take part in work shadowing opportunities to inspire them into work.   Community Service Volunteers (CSV) has launched a new initiative, funded by the Department for Work and Pension (DWP), to inspire disabled people into work across the UK and tackle employer’s misconceptions about hiring disabled employees.  <

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One hundred young disabled people to shadow prominent figures to inspire them into work

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:28am
The UK’s leading volunteering charity has created opportunities for 100 young people with physical and learning disabilities to take part in work shadowing opportunities to inspire them into work.   Community Service Volunteers (CSV) is launching a new initiative, funded by the Department for Work and Pension (DWP), to inspire disabled young people into work across the UK and tackle employer’s misconceptions about hiring disabled employees.   Today’s launch of ‘Inspiring Disabled Young People’ (3 December)

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Ex Bollywood producer turned charity worker wins top award for her work with migrants

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 4:14pm

Gauri Desai, a former Bollywood producer who now works for Community Service Volunteers (CSV) has won a prestigious Active Citizens of Europe Award (ACE) for her work with migrants in Ipswich.

Gauri, 45, came to Ipswich from India with her husband and son ten years ago and started volunteering with CSV to help her fit in with the Suffolk community, make friends and use her skills.

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"Our Environment, Our Future" funded portfolio launched

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:44am

Our Environment, Our Future is a Big Lottery funded portfolio that will see £30m being invested across the UK to support young people (aged 11-24) to improve their local environments. 

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