Social action volunteering
Following an initial two-year set up period, funded by Cabinet Office and supported by Nesta and Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bristol and partner cities will develop the role of the active citizen in the ‘life’ of the city.
Over the next two years the team will aim to work with the private, voluntary and community sectors as well as other parts of the public sector to create a whole city approach to addressing key city challenges through social action. Some of the projects that will be scaled up include:
• Volunteer platform – Creates easy access to information from many sites of volunteering opportunities.
• Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) – BCC is updating its staff volunteering policy and working with other employers to implement this.
• National Citizens Service (NCS) – Bristol to become a pilot for the new NCS scheme, with a focus on cultural and media sectors for young people.