As part of National Volunteers week, taking place 01-07 June 2017, Teen Talk (Harwich) will be launching a brand new youth volunteering programme. The opportunity is open to 18-25 year olds who want to gain the skills and knowledge they need to start a career working with young people.
The initial training will take place over 3 hours per week for 4 weeks where you will cover topics such as safeguarding, professional boundaries and confidentiality as well as getting hands on experience supporting young people as part of our Life Skills project activities including the HIYA youth forum and Harwich Wildlife Project.
Once your training is complete you will be able to help develop and deliver a whole range of activities at Teen Talk including our coffee clubs, school holiday activities and annual awards evening. You’ll also have access to opportunities that include supporting our marketing, event planning and social media activities.
The skills and knowledge you gain through this training will not only benefit those interested in youth based carers such as teaching, youth work, child minding or social care, but will also be transferable to other areas and we’ll even help you to find opportunities with other organisations that's just the right fit for you.
This programme is free to volunteers and travel expenses can be reimbursed. To find out more and get your application pack just drop in to our centre at 17 Cliff Road, Harwich, or contact:
01255 504800 / firstname.lastname@example.org
A Big Thank You!
Andrew Robinson, 23, became a youth volunteer in January 2017 and has already completed all of his training and has become a regular in supporting our Life Skills activities including the Harwich Coffee Club. Andrew wanted to help create some new activities at Teen Talk and while
working with the Coffee Club members developed the idea of table tennis sessions. The group felt this type of activity would help them and other young people to interact with each other in a fun and relaxed manner. Andrew liked the idea so much that he has donated a table tennis table to Teen Talk which is now available for use in the Central, our onsite community room. We’d like to thank Andrew for all of his time and huge generosity and we can’t wait to see the sessions take off!
Essex Millennium Fund Grant Awarded
Teen Talk (Harwich) have received a grant of £4,000 from the Essex Millennium Fund towards our volunteering programme for young people. Emma Blaber, Business Manager, attended a presentation
evening held at the Essex Records Office on 23 May where the grant was presented by the Chair of Essex County Council, Cllr John Aldridge. Emma commented that 'We have seen a surge in demand for our services and we are ecstatic to be awarded this grant from Essex Millennium Fund. This funding boost means we can continue to support local young people in increasing their confidence and building valuable skills for the future.' Grants for the volunteer programme have also been awarded from the Crix Charitable Fund and the Yellow Car Charitable Fund. All three grants are administered by Essex Community Foundation.