Carol McNaughton Nicholls discusses today's publication of our formative evaluation of v, the National Young Volunteers' Service. The report contains lots of positive news; over a million volunteering opportunities for 16 to 25 year olds have been created, and it’s not just young people from affluent, white backgrounds that are taking up volunteering placements; around half (51%) of v volunteers are from low income households and a small but significant proportion (7%) are offenders or ex-offenders.

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Tags: children and young people, Citizenship Service, National Young Volunteers' Service, volunteering