A new group of young volunteers have set up and are soon to launch a new self-help website for young people who maybe facing difficulties in life and are looking for advice.
The site was set up by a group of young volunteers who are placed at Pallion Action Community Group under a new national pilot project called 24/24, coordinated by Springboard Sunderland.
Funded by national charity v, the project is working with young people aged 16 to 19 (up to 25 with dissabilities) to offer them quality volunteering opportunities for 24 hours per week for a period of 24 weeks. The programme is designed to help them become more community minded while assisting them to develop enhanced personal and employment skills.
The volunteers meet at Pallion to develop skills, and gain experience to ultimately help them find employment or go into training or further education.
Volunteer Development Manager Brian Watson MBE said: “As part of the project, volunteers have to develop a Social Action Project and so began by researching the social and community needs of young people within their local area. People raised concerns and issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, knife crime, eating disorders and racism.
||“After a great deal of research the group realized that there was a need for a more enhanced youth friendly website, which is gives young people access to valuable information and advice to help address their concerns.” Brian Watson MBE
The launch is to be held at Springboard Sunderlands Head Office at 1to 3 Rivergreen Industry Centre, Pallion Sunderland on Friday 28th October 1.00pm
If you would like to attend the launch, please call Pallion Action on
0191 5142011 . Spaces are limited so please book in as early as you can.