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Offline Sofie

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Re: wanting to volunteer
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2011, 10:44:13 PM »
You would need to tell the job centre. Whether they think you're then fit for work is debatable.

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Re: wanting to volunteer
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2011, 12:49:29 AM »
When I told the benefits people I was volunteering they sent me two forms to fill in asking about the nature of the work I was doing, hours I was working and questions about why I wasn't getting paid.

They wrote to me last week saying my volunteering wouldn't effect the benefits I am receiving.
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Re: wanting to volunteer
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2011, 06:55:24 AM »
I am on jsa and when I said I was volunteering they just said 'that's great'. Yet I know others that are only allowed to do up to a certain number of hours.

Offline brighteyes

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Re: wanting to volunteer
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2011, 07:49:28 AM »
Thanks I'm not on any benefits so shouldn't be a problem in that sense, I lost my job a few months back due to hospital. I just don't want a full time/paid job far too much stress and worrying whereas volunteering I don't imagine would be easier but slightly less pressure. But I am worried bout the mh aspect.
Thanks terri will try it now x
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Offline Je7

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Re: wanting to volunteer
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2011, 10:55:49 AM »
Brighteyes- I am in exactly the same position at the moment, so I will be interested in how you get on. I've had a little look on the do-it website, it seems quite good.
Hope you find something soon, and try not to worry about the mh aspects, I *hope* most people will be understanding.

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Re: wanting to volunteer
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2011, 12:44:31 PM »
That website is great thanks found 4 within walking distance for me victim support, redcross, girl guides and a shop. I think I'm guna go for victim support or redcross as I'm first aid trained, not going to contact them yet guna wait till I've spoke to cpn n see what she thinks. Thanks je7 also hoping they are understanding hope yours goes ok to xx
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