Volunteers come at a cost

Stephen Bubb, of charity chief executives body ACEVO, tells George Osborne and others that it costs to recruit and manage volunteers, and to take this into account in any involvement of the sector in the Help to Work scheme. On The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network.

Another article on that Voluntary Sector Network asks whether, with the number of elderly volunteers rising, are NGOs and charities investing enough time and resources to make the most of their experience and skills? ‘Retired, enthusiastic and available: volunteering at 75‘.