27 August 2009
Charities have been outraged by the ‘insulting’ payments they have been offered by other charities as an inducement to take on volunteers under a DWP funded programme.
The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, Community Service Volunteers, Volunteering England and Vinspired each get between £130 and £200 from the DWP for every claimant they place in voluntary work.
However, BTCV and CSV have been offering volunteer centres as little as £20 for each volunteer they take from them. One centre described the offer as ‘insulting’ and also rejected an improved offer of £65.
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