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Voluntary Work

Volume 461: debated on Monday 11 June 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what progress her Department has made with establishing a British volunteering corps further to the Chancellor's announcement on 31 January 2005. (140006)

The independent youth-led charity v was launched on 8 May 2006 with the mission of delivering a step change in the quality, quantity and diversity of youth volunteering opportunities to engage and encourage 1 million more young people to volunteer within five years.

To date, v has created nearly 120,000 volunteering opportunities for young people through grant funded and match funded projects.