Doing good makes you feel good
We love our Young Volunteers! Quite simply, they are amazing. We provide volunteering opportunities for young people aged 10 to 17 years old, aiming to develop their strengths and utilise their talents. Most young people start by informally helping us at play in their home community. Some then sign up to our Young Volunteer Programme, logging their volunteer hours, and achieving milestones with rewards such as a polo shirt, head torch, the coveted hoodie and ultimately a place on one of our training camps.
Our Young Volunteers realise that doing good makes you feel good, and as well as the satisfaction of being a valued part of our play team, they also develop important life skills such as confidence, resilience and independence. Places on our Young Volunteer training events are highly sought after, and these gatherings enable young people from a whole range of backgrounds and abilities to meet and make friends, develop new skills and have lots of fun.
Since our Young Volunteer Programme was set up in 2009 more than 106 young people have volunteered over 13,162 hours. We estimate the value of their volunteering at £44,750. To us they are priceless.