At a CSV (Community Service Volunteers) seminar on the future of volunteering, academics, young people and politicians all spoke of the need for a scheme of Nationwide Community Service for all young people.
A Gallup poll commissioned by CSV revealed that 64 per cent of Britain's 16- to 24-year-olds agree that the Government should introduce a scheme for all young people to do voluntary community service when they leave school.
CSV's experience of placing over 3,000 young people a year as full-time volunteers shows that when young people are given the opportunity to use their talents in the community, both they and the people they help benefit immensely.
A Nationwide Community Service scheme could well be the political solution to many of the problems Hamish McRae noted.
Executive director, CSV
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