Our Saturday Young Volunteers Club is underway with supervised sessions running from 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm. The aim is to engage with young people using bikes as the medium and then support them to grow their confidence, self-esteem and interpersonal skills alongside their mechanical skills. Saturday sessions are aimed at 13 to 18 year olds with separate sessions for 8-12’s running on Mondays.
Volunteering is a brilliant way for people of all ages to meet new people, gain workplace experience, develop their skills and even gain accredited qualifications all whilst helping others. Opportunities for young people to volunteer can be few and far between which is why we felt it was really important that we create a program specifically for young people.
Our program for young people has been funded by the Shears Foundation, St Hilda’s Trust and Children’s Mission. We’ve developed a theory of change (below) to set out what impact we anticipate the program will have and a skills (bike) wheel to measure progress in the areas we’ve identified.
If you are a young person or the parent or carer of a young person who’d like to get involved please fill in the Young People’s Application and Consent Form (paper) (2)