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'DO you remember when volunteering was just about trying to help people?'
'We can offer Volunteers a range of experiences including exhaustion, emotional overload, lack of support and stark terror.'
'While they're still enthusiastic do you think we could get them to take on climate change and the war on drugs as well?'
Big Society in hospitals
'Somebody should do something!'
'When you've finished feeding your mum there's a triple by-pass in theatre we could use a hand with!'
'We're trying new ways of getting the Big Society concept across.'
'They're extinct now but when I was young you'd find these everywhere...let's go to the next gallery they've got a 'bobby on the bear' and a 'postman' there.'
'We want communities to 'own' the big societies...we want you to feel it belongs to you...'
'Amazing...they seem to have established the community support mechanisms inherent in the 'Big Society; concept without a defined policy infrastructure to guide them.'
A bunch of people with balloons celebrate 'National Volunteer Week.'
Every Volunteer is Importan...
Try not to worry.
'It's your debt to society.'
Charities 'should do more' to make volunteering attractive to older people.
'That's nothing new. Thatcher had a similar plan, but she called hers; 'Every man for himself'.'
"It's a big society idea...we were going to recruit a volunteer committee to recruit a volunteer, volunteer support worker to get volunteers to volunteer to fill in gaps in the service."
'The Big Society is ALL about people like you volunteering to share the Council's workload...we thought you could start with children's services...'
Workload Distribution. . .the Big Society is overwhelmed.
'Apparently we're to use the budget that's been cut to encourage the volunteers we haven't got....'
'Ask NOT what your country can do you...but what gender neutral policy initiatives can be put up for discussion and negotiation within a framework of ZERO fiscal resource allocation...'
''Big Society'...paradigm shift blah! Blah! Community spirit, neighbourhood cohesion, blah! Blah! Social inputs, perceptual platforms blah! Blah!'
'Apparently we're to use the budget that's been cut to encourage the volunteers we haven't got because they've been put on schemes to fill in for services that no longer exist!'
'Right...so that's pages 1-6 on 'Teenage Thugs run Rampage', 7-9 on 'man sued £25,000 for cleaning neighbours path', the middle spread on 'Neighbours from Hell'...and the editorial on 'promoting the Big Society'.'
'It's all part of that 'Devolving Power'...'Big Society' thing...I got the nuclear attack codes and Bill down at the Rotary got Civil Defence.'