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Local disabled teenagers gain work shadowing opportunity at Scottish Natural Heritage

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 9:42am

Community Service Volunteers (CSV) launched a new wave of work placements throughout the UK this month, designed to inspire young people with physical and learning disabilities into work and tackle employer’s misconceptions about hiring disabled employees.

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Disabled teenager from Southend gains work shadowing opportunity at Vodafone

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 9:39am
Community Service Volunteers (CSV) launched a new wave of work placements throughout the UK last week, designed to inspire young people with physical and learning disabilities into work and tackle employer’s misconceptions about hiring disabled employees.   The Inspiring Disabled Young People scheme, created by CSV and the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) aims to showcase the skills of young people with disabilities who are facing barriers when it comes to pursuing employment.   A teenager from South

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Local disabled teenager gains work shadowing opportunity at Vodafone

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 9:34am
Community Service Volunteers (CSV) launched a new wave of work placements throughout the UK last week, designed to inspire young people with physical and learning disabilities into work and tackle employer’s misconceptions about hiring disabled employees.   The Inspiring Disabled Young People scheme, created by CSV and the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) aims to showcase the skills of young people with disabilities who are facing barriers when it comes to pursuing employment.   A teenager from Lambe

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Hackney school girls win big for CSV and Positive Futures

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 4:51pm

On Friday 13th March, three school girls from Cardinal Pole Catholic School celebrated a big win when they were announced as runners up in their school competition, run by charity First Give, celebrating the work of CSV in the Hackney area.

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Young disabled people gain work shadowing opportunities across UK

Fri, 06/03/2015 - 2:08pm
Community Service Volunteers (CSV) launches a new wave of work shadowing placements throughout the UK this week, designed to inspire young people with physical and learning disabilities into work and tackle employer’s misconceptions about hiring disabled employees.   The Inspiring Disabled Young People programme, created by CSV and the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) was launched in December 2014, with the aim of showcasing the skills of young disabled people who are facing barriers when it comes to pursuing employment.

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Local teenagers gain work shadowing opportunity on Queensferry Crossing

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 9:58am
Community Service Volunteers (CSV) launches a new wave of work placements throughout the UK this week, designed to inspire young people with physical and learning disabilities into work and tackle employer’s misconceptions about hiring disabled employees.   The Inspiring Disabled Young People scheme, created by CSV and the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) aims to showcase the skills of young people with disabilities who are facing barriers when it comes to pursuing employment.   Three teenagers from

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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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