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Voluntary Work: Young People

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

22. To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps he is taking to increase opportunities for young people to undertake voluntary work. (159750)

27. To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps he is taking to encourage more young people to volunteer. (159755)

In May 2006 the youth volunteering charity v was launched with government funding. v has the lead in delivering quality, quantity and diversity of volunteering opportunities for young people aged 16-25 in England. To date, v has commissioned 200,000 youth volunteering opportunities for young people.