‘We’re too busy to be full time volunteers’
What do you think about the proposal from the stylist magazine this week that people have no time to be involved in the Big Society?
Do you agree that ‘to be a decent volunteer you need to have spare time and energy, an infinitely redeployable skillset and money to allow you time off paid work to do it’ or do you think it’s an excuse for people that... Read more
about 2 years ago
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I think its an absolute joke. Ultimately, if we all weren't volounteering - SOMEBODY ELSE WOULD BE PAID TO. Is travel costs and food expenses all they think is holding us back from achieving great things? To offer expenses is simply insulting. Nevermind rent, bills, clothes, haircuts, toiletries etc. - we're young! We dont need those.... Companies have tightened their purse strings, a lot of migrants... Read more
I totally agree with what's been said so far. I havn't been able to find a job in childcare in my area and i wanted to do a course at university which involved a work placement, if i got onto the course i was going to do the placement voluntry, but i have a house and young child to pay for and being in university you dont get any help or benifits to pay housing and living costs. i am now pregnant... Read more
All you need to be a volunteer is enthusiasm!
I have managed to fit my volunteering around full time work, although a lot of this has been based at home - organising events, contacting businesses etc. However, I do find it a struggle to fit it all in and always wish I could do more! I don't drive, which restricts me to travelling by bus, and considering the bus service is about to be cut, it will... Read more
Would Britain be better if everyone worked only 21 hours a week?
People would be happier because they'd have better lives outside of work and more time to spend with their families. There'd be more jobs to go around, and time to volunteer.
Interesting stuff based on a report from the New Economics Foundation - is getting everyone to work less the answer to ironing out inequalities? Would you... Read more
over 2 years ago
you also have to bear in mind those who are unable to work and on incapacity benefits etc.. how would this affect them ???
Would love to have to only work 21, that would be AWESOME!
no my partner works 25 hours on minimum wage and that is not enough to pay bills, do shopping ect. so 21 hours would be alot less! maybe if young people were paid equally to the rest of society then it could be possible! i'd like to see the govenment work their hours on £5 an hour! see how long they last!!
this would be a terrible idea, as nobody would have any money, it would be great for people working in offices, being paid by somebody in higher authority, but what about the farmer? if he worked 21 hours a week the crops would not grow. at all, and if 20 more people were working on the farm to fill up the hours, think of the fuel needed to transport them, the insurance and the training needed... Read more