Stronger Communities

Volunteering strategy

We recognise the value of volunteering and the benefits volunteers bring to people’s quality of life.

We also recognise the contribution volunteers make to the economic, environmental and social life of the area. A Volunteering Strategy is essential to ensure that people willing to volunteer do so in a nurturing and supportive environment.

The Volunteering Strategy promotes volunteering, social action and communities doing more for themselves.

In Central Bedfordshire volunteers of all ages add great value to the delivery of many local services (delivered by the public, voluntary and community sectors), which many vulnerable people are dependent upon.

The Strategy gives direction to supporting the demand for and supply of volunteers in areas such as health, social care, the environment, sport, the arts, education and learning, provision of information and advice services, housing, youth work, community development, community transport and many others.

More information can be found on the VoluntaryWorks website. (link opens in new window)

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