There has never been a better time for charities to embrace a generation of school-aged volunteers, so why do so many young people and children find it so hard to locate meaningful volunteering opportunities?
There are nearly 10,000 charity shops in the UK. Between them they raise some £220m. Gift Aid would increase that amount significantly, but it has long been a problem for charity shops. Why? – because it can only be claimed on gifts of money and not on donations of goods.