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Gearing up for the European elections with EU Citizens’ Dialogue

Latest News from CSV - Fri, 14/03/2014 - 3:49pm
Members of the public were given a rare opportunity to pose their questions to MEPs at an event hosted by CSV (Community Service Volunteers) and New Europeans in Birmingham on Friday 7 March.   Part of a series of six seminars taking place around the country in the run up to the European Parliament elections in May, the ‘Talking Europe’ project gives people a chance to meet and speak directly with European p

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Restructure heralds new era for UK volunteering charity

Latest News from CSV - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 6:14pm
Fifty years after Community Service Volunteers (CSV) started delivering dynamic volunteering and social action across the UK, the charity is set to transform itself.   CSV’s trustees have agreed to a major transformation focusing on social action and volunteering programmes. This involves over 150,000 volunteers who are active in their local communities helping families in difficulty, young people leaving care, disabled and vulnerable adults and isolated older people.

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CSV celebrates 50 years in Scotland

Latest News from CSV - Thu, 06/02/2014 - 6:49pm
Fifty years after CSV placed its first ever volunteer in Scotland, politicians and business leaders from across the country celebrated in Edinburgh last night (5 February).   Jackie Baillie, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy and Arthur Keller from Scottish Natural Heritage were amongst the 70 guests who met and celebrated volunteers who have made a difference across Scotland.  

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CSV wins Lottery grant to commemorate 100 year anniversary of WW1

Latest News from CSV - Mon, 27/01/2014 - 1:21pm
CSV has been awarded a £9,700 Heritage Lottery grant to mark the centenary of the First World War in the borough that supplied one of the greatest numbers of recruits in 1914.   A team of CSV’s Retired and Senior Volunteers (RSVP) will create a pop-up exhibition in County Durham, uncovering the stories of some of the 80,000+ members of the Durham Light Infantry who were sent to war.   Working with Chester-le-Street Heritage Group, the project will bring together photographs, letters, keepsakes, uniforms and medals reflecting th

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