Phone company offers to pay people to give their time to children’s charity

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PEOPLE can make a world of difference by becoming volunteers at a children’s hospice.

But if anyone is worried about making ends meet without pay, then they can enter a scheme that will provide money.

The Vodafone World of Difference programme is offering to pay for two people to donate their time, skills and experience to help out at Naomi House children’s hospice.

Entry is now open for the scheme, which pays 500 successful applicants to work at a charity of their choice for two months, full time, or four months, part time.

Previously, the fundraising team have welcomed three World of Difference workers, including Angela Jones.

She said: ‘I feel very privileged to have taken part in the World of Difference programme as it has changed my perspective on life.

‘Working for Naomi House was a very humbling experience.

‘The staff and volunteers are so dedicated and passionate about the children and their families cared for at the hospice, and they really do make a difference to people’s lives.

‘I would jump at the chance to do it all again.’

The hospice near Winchester supports children suffering from life-threatening illnesses and their families – including those from the Portsmouth area.

Successful applicants will begin their placement in March 2013.

The Vodafone Foundation will pay their chosen charity £,2500, the balance of which, once National Insurance and tax contributions have been paid, the applicant will receive as a salary.

Deadline closes November 13, 2012.

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