Volunteers Week round-up

Volunteers Week always sees a range of articles on many volunteering issues. Here are some we’ve spotted.

From NCVO, both staff and guest authors:

The Guardian has an article on a Citizens Advice Bureau report which indicates volunteering can improve health, with a handful of volunteers sharing their stories. ‘Volunteering + social impact = mental health improvement‘.

The Mayor of London is encouraging young people living in the capital to volunteer in a bid to improve their employment prospects. CYP Now.

Team London and Do-it.org announce plans for a new speed volunteering platform, http://volunteerteam.london.gov.uk/press/view/post/193. Due to launch in the autumn, it will enable younger people to volunteer quickly and easily for up to 6 hours, finding out about these opportunities via text messages and social media.