UPDATED guidance from DWP for volunteers

The DWP has published new and updated advice for volunteers. (It's useful for organisations looking to have volunteers also!)

Volunteering can be a great way to develop skills, increase confidence, try out something new, give up your time to help an issue you care about or to gain experience.

You can volunteer while receiving benefits as long as you are still able to satisfy all the conditions of your benefit.

Click on the link below to the DWP site for full details:- file:///C:/Users/gferguson-75/Downloads/DWP-Guidance-on-Volunteering-for-Welfare-Benefit-Claimants-published-23rd-February-2017.pdf

Fife Voluntary Action (Fife's Third sector Interface) is the ideal organisation to help you and the volunteers with any questions you may have. Their contact details are https://www.fifevoluntaryaction.org.uk/contact_us.asp

Their telephone number is 0800 389 6046 (this number is free from UK landlines and mobile phones).  Their e-mail address is info@fifevoluntaryaction.org.uk Or if you're interested in volunteering you can text VOL to 60777 (standard network message rate applies). FVA have offices around Fife.