Voluntary Organisations

2731 WordsJul 17, 201811 Pages
Voluntary Organisations It is common known that “voluntary organisations work for the benefit of the community, not to make a profit or to meet any statutory obligation. They do this by acting as advocates and delivering services. They often involve sections of society whose needs are not met by the private or public sector. Most voluntary organisations are working to promote equality of opportunity in some way” (National Council for voluntary Organisations, 1990, p: 1) “Voluntary ought to mean simply some activity or undertaking, offered in an open and generous spirit and given freely without any hint of coercion” (Heginbothman, 1990, p: 3) Barkhill…show more content…
If it happens something emergency or an accident they might ask to volunteers for help. Some who came as volunteers find the work that is being done quite difficult, and that it does not suits them, so they quit. The volunteers that remain are not too many and even these they attend the club only one or two days per week. In addition they may not be trained properly and fact that they are not paid makes it more difficult for them to come in the club. It did not ask cares of the centres users to volunteer, because for careers who use the service it’s a relief to have their relative as an opportunity for getting out or for going shopping so its unrealistic to ask a carer to come in as a volunteer. What about training if volunteers? However, both staff and the volunteers need training for offering their services. The training that is being done is not enough and the fact that both staff and volunteers are combined to do a training programme is not right, as the responsibilities of the volunteers are not exactly the same with the staff responsibilities. Furthermore, efforts for the use of employment training proved to be unsuccessful, as the employment trainees were unreliable and lasted only for a small period of time. More
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