New project for young people in Thurrock launched

NGAGE, the community organisation and Volunteer Centre for Thurrock has launched a new project aimed at 16-24 year olds to help identify opportunities for young people to volunteer across Thurrock.

The Thurrock Youth Volunteer project will offer young people the chance to develop their skills, self-esteem and overall employability whilst contributing to local communities.

Laura Hudson, volunteer coordinator said “We’re working in partnership with many agencies including Job Centre plus, DWP, IAG, local colleges and six form classes to help support young people and to map their progress. The project will help them to access volunteering, gain experience and to learn new skills. Volunteering can enhance CV’s and be a means to gaining a reference or vital experience in order to increase job prospects or to access further education.

“We’re currently developing a menu of volunteering opportunities for young people and want to encourage local organisations and groups to consider supporting the project and identify opportunities that young people can access. A young person can bring their own fresh and youthful dynamic to a project or a new range of skills and attributes to groups. Voluntary work can be rewarding, demanding, tiring, worthwhile and fun”.

If you or anyone you know are between the ages of 16–24 and would be interested in finding our more about the Youth Volunteer project, or are an organisation who would be interested in using a volunteer to support your service, then please give Laura a call today on: 01375 389853 or email: volunteer@ngagethurrock.org.uk.

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