Volunteering and State Benefits

All the groups and charities involved in the I AM HUNGER Film project are reliant upon the free time, energies and dedication of individual volunteers. This blog/link concerns those amazing people who happen to be on state benefits and are also volunteering in a local group or charity. If you are receiving state benefits you are still allowed to volunteer. However, there are some rules that you need to be aware of to make sure that your volunteering doesn’t have an impact on the benefits you receive. Helpful guidance on this matter is available from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). This guidance aims to help you start volunteering by giving an overview of what you need to know and providing some answers to some of the questions you may have before you start volunteering. Read more here

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