[Workfare] 665 Organizations Against Workfare for Volunteering

The keep volunteering voluntary agreement

“As charities and voluntary organisations we know the value of volunteering. Volunteering means people independently choosing to give their time freely to help others and make the world a better place. Workfare schemes force unemployed people to carry out unpaid work or face benefit sanctions that can cause hardship and destitution. We believe in keeping volunteering voluntary and will not participate in government workfare schemes.”

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The following 665 organizations have signed up to the keep volunteering voluntary agreement.
Aberconwy Domestic Abuse Services (Llandudno)
Airdrie Foodbank
Asylum Education and Legal Fund
Berkshire Disabled People Against Cuts
Big Light On CIC
Boston Greenscapers
Bullion Community Resource Centre
Chorley Play Partnerships
Cycle Dyfi Community Bike Workshop
Dumfries and Galloway Accessible Transport Forum
Forth Valley Top Toes
Friends of Bentley Priory Nature Reserve
Green Gables Mental Wellbeing
Greener Ilfracombe
Harthill & Eastfield tennants & Residents Association
Hatton Pensioners’ Luncheon Club
Hessle Epilepsy Local People East Riding Society (H.E.L.P.E.R.S)
Hurley Community Association
Immigrant’s Resources Centre – Oldham
L/Mill & Aldercar Community Resource Centre
Lennox Valley Connection
Lewisham Multilingual Advice Service
Lewisham Shopmobility
London Regional Pensioner’s Convention
Manchester Advice Alliance
Manchester Migrant Solidarity
Map Squad
Mapa Bradford
Mencap, Me Time Leeds
Plymouth Claimants’ Union
Scribes (South West) CIC
Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise
Swindon Equality Group
Tameside Trades Union Council
Triple C (Liverpool)
Unite LE 785 Legal and Advice Workers Branch
Waterfront Community Centre
Wolverhampton Volunteers


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