'Stop accusing volunteers of replacing paid staff; those jobs are never coming back'
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29 Sep 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

People should stop moaning about volunteers replacing paid staff because those jobs are never coming back, the chief executive of Volunteering Matters said earlier this week.

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