Keep Volunteering Voluntary is a campaign which was launched in April 2014 in response to the implementation of the government's 'Help to Work' programme, which included mandatory 6-month placements in voluntary groups linked to benefit sanctions for non-compliance. The idea of KVV emerged at the Welfare Action Gathering that was held in London in February 2014.
Our purpose is to end the use of workfare in the voluntary sector by encouraging as many organisations as possible to make a commitment not to participate in it, and to publicise that commitment. A group of volunteers carry out the day to day running of the campaign (more are always welcome) with particular support from members of NCIA and boycott workfare.
If you have questions about the campaign or wish to volunteer to help please contact us.