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More young people volunteering as overall rates remain consistent

first_img  162 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Melanie May | 10 November 2016 | News Future expectationsnfpSynergy also asked people about their volunteering plans for the future, and found that in general, groups who were already volunteering the most expect to increase their volunteering more than others, including regular worshippers, charity donors and those of a high social grade.The two youngest age groups (16-24 and 25-34) are two times more likely to expect to increase their time spent volunteering than the average individual. According to nfpSynergy, however, this is largely due to greater uncertainty amongst other age groups, and particularly with the over 65s, the life changes that often come with getting older. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19  161 total views,  1 views today More than 21m people volunteer in the UK at least once a year, with 9% of the adult population accounting for 51% of all volunteering hours, according to figures from nfpSynergy.The figures on volunteering show that rates have remained fairly consistent over the past ten years while the gender gap has diminished and the proportion of young people volunteering has increased.Roughly a fifth of people said they had given time as a volunteer for an organisation or in the local community in the three months prior to being questioned. This has remained fairly consistent since 2003, according to the nfpSynergy data.Who volunteers?People from a higher social grade are much more likely to volunteer: 25% of those from households in the £40,000 income bracket, and people who have given money in the last three months (23%) are also much more likely to have volunteered in the same period than those who have not (10%).Young people aged 16-34, and the over 65s are more likely to have volunteered for a charity over a three-month period compared to other groups, with students in higher education the most likely group to volunteer: twice as likely in the last four weeks compared to other age groups.Regular worshippers are also more likely to have volunteered in a given three-month period (43%) than others (21%). However, the report suggests that doing unpaid work for a religious group or place of worship could count as volunteering in some of these cases, which may partly explain the differences between volunteering rates of regular and non-regular worshippers.No more gender gapAccording to the report, when it comes to rates of volunteering, the gender gap has closed over the last decade. While women consistently volunteered more than men until 2009, this trend has not persisted over the last five years and the proportion of men and women who have volunteered in a three-month period is the same, at 21%. Advertisement More young people volunteering as overall rates remain consistent Tagged with: Research / statistics Volunteering About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Santa Came Early for 200 Kids at Villa-Parke’s Annual Toy Giveaway

first_img Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Santa Came Early for 200 Kids at Villa-Parke’s Annual Toy Giveaway Story and Photography by BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 9:56 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Santa came early for approximately 200 kids and their families Tuesday night at Villa-Parke’s annual toy giveaway that celebrated the holiday season and gave Pasadena’s youth ear to ear smiles in addition to brand new toys donated by Foursquare Church.This event is a part of the holiday season. It’s important that we give back to those families that might be in need and if we’re able to that on behalf of the community—we want to,” said Villa Parke’s Bill Davis.The annual event was a joint effort between the staff at Villa Parke and the Pasadena Foursquare Church and featured family fun in the form of face painting, balloon animals, food and the most popular attraction of the evening— a photo op with Santa Claus himself.“We’re hoping for a time of community to celebrate the holidays together. We’re a multi-generational community and we want to bring a sense of hospitality to families in Pasadena,” said Pasadena Foursquare Church Youth Pastor Max Boyle.The toy giveaway featured volunteers courtesy of City of Pasadena Youth Ambassadors, a Villa Parke Library station and art activities made possible by the creative minds from The Armory Center for The Arts.“Tonight is exciting and fun for me and my kids. To know that people care about them and want them to have toys to play with for Christmas is just a really special thing,” said Marybel Cisneros, mother of two. “It’s also their first time seeing Santa. They’ve been excited and talking about it all day before we came here.”Toys were generously donated for boys and girls ages 3-12 years by the Pasadena Foursquare Church and the ADP Innovation Center and included Nerf guns, remote control cars, Lego sets, art kits, fashion accessory kits and more.“The Toy Giveaway is close to our heart here at Villa Park. We enjoy volunteering and making this happen because we love giving back. It’s a priceless feeling to see so many kids and their families happy together under one roof,” said event organizer John Chacon. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a commentlast_img read more

High-speed conciliation to slash tribunal levels

first_img Previous Article Next Article High-speed conciliation to slash tribunal levelsOn 28 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Employers and staff involved in workplace disputes will have to take part ina fixed period of conciliation under new proposals aimed at reducing the numberof employment tribunals. Rita Donaghy, chair of arbitration body Acas, told Personnel Today she waslooking to introduce set periods of conciliation to help resolve workplacedisputes once employers and workers have exhausted statutory internal grievanceprocedures. Donaghy explained Acas was planning to introduce fixed conciliation periodsof around seven weeks for fast-track cases, and 13 weeks for more complexclaims such as unfair dismissal. These set periods would start as soon as a complaint has been lodged withAcas, and after the completion of statutory internal grievance procedures whichare to be introduced as part of the Employment Act in April. There are currently no time limits on conciliation, which means disputes candrag on for months without a decision being reached. Under the proposalscomplaints not settled in the time period will be dropped or go forward to atribunal. Donaghy said: “One of the complaints we get is that it takes too longto go through the whole process. If we put in a fixed timetable it should makethe process run more quickly.” Catherine Prest, an HR partner at law firm Eversheds, said the move wouldhelp Acas staff focus their efforts and resources at a time when more claimsare anticipated with the introduction of the Employment Act. “A fixed timeframe will give both sides expectation ofprogression,” she said. However, the CIPD’s employee relations adviser Mike Emmott warned thatlimiting the conciliation process could lead to more tribunals if things arerushed. Plans for fixed conciliation periods are due to go to consultation under thedelayed section 24 of the Employment Act. By Ross Wigham last_img read more