Centre Points: Compulsory Voluntary work?

It may sound like an oxymoron but compulsory voluntary work for young people is now fashionable and in one sense it is already happening. Viv Regan puts the case against it to a group of young people, some of whom we learn are not there ‘by choice,’ at WORLDbytes Citizen TV centre in East London. It’s bad for voluntary organisations, she argues, sucking up resources and bad for young people, treating them as incapable and only concerned with themselves. This she suggests is about adult’s failure to inspire and an authoritarian obsession with controlling young people’s behaviour.