Voluntary Sector: The Week in Charities

V, the national young volunteers service, has appointed Amplify after a three-way competitive pitch, to help promote volunteering to 16- to 25-year-olds in England.

The vExciting! campaign will see V tour 14 colleges and universities with industry achievers, celebrities and career specialists.

The Charity Commission is to launch the first annual Trustees' Week, taking place from 25 to 31 October. The week will celebrate the work done by trustees and aim to increase awareness of the trustee role.

Survival International is claiming a victory over mining company Vedanta Resources, after the firm's plans to mine bauxite on the sacred hills of the Dongria Kondh tribe in India were blocked by India's environment minister Jairam Ramesh. Survival International has been at the forefront of a global campaign against the mine, including celebrities such as Michael Palin and Joanna Lumley and over 10,000 protest letters to the Indian government.

The Meningitis Trust last week released an app for the iPhone aimed at educating users about meningitis. This includes an interactive quiz, instructions for what to do if they suspect meningitis and the signs and symptoms of the disease.

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