Developing & engaging people with disabilities

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presentation to give at 2011 West London Volunteering Forum Conference on Engaging and Developing Volunteers with Disabilities


<ul><li> 1. Developing &amp; Engaging People with Disabilities <br />Lizzie Saunders<br />Manager<br />Chris Berriman<br />VolunteeringAdviser <br /></li></ul> <p> 2. HousekeepingReminder <br /> 3. Definition of Volunteering <br />TheCompact defined volunteering as<br />any activity which involves spending time, unpaid, doing something which aims to benefit someone (individuals or groups) other than or in addition to close relatives, or to benefit the environment.<br />The Compact Refresh states The energy and commitment of people giving their time for the public good<br />Volunteering is:<br /></p> <ul><li>Is mutually beneficial (to individual and organisation) </li></ul> <p> 4. Is independently chosen and freely given 5. Is enabling and flexible wherever possible 6. Has a community or social benefit 7. Offered to not-for-profit activities</p>