New Opportunities for young people

With life returning to some sort of normality, we have a new opportunity to support young people aged 14 – 25 to gain valuable skills and experience through our Green Spaces Volunteering programme. Social Interaction has been severely constrained with covid restrictions, leading to an adverse impact on many young people’s well-being. 

Through a series of fun, sociable and creative activity sessions, our new programme helps to regain lost confidence, improve self-esteem and up -skill participants whilst supporting communities to create better green spaces for all to enjoy.

The project aims to:

•             Give participants opportunities to increase or rebuild social networks, providing a positive impact on their mental health & wellbeing.

•             Provide opportunities to learn new skills, whether practical ‘hands on’ skills or more formal skills through a variety of accredited training courses offered -demonstrating to employers the ability and willingness to learn.

•             Enable participants to make a visibly positive contribution within their community, embedding a great sense of pride, improve their self-respect & self-esteem through learning respect from others.

Activities for volunteers will include:

•             General maintenance and woodland management of one our sites with season and site-specific activities such as, planting, hedge laying, coppicing, and site upkeep.

•             Formal training sessions to include courses such as First Aid and Health & Safety as well as the opportunity to achieve an accredited Volunteering Agored Unit which could help towards future employment.

•             Youth led life skills, team building and challenging fun activity sessions to include Arts & Crafts, Upcycling, Cooking, Bushcraft, Money Management & Energy Advice, all of which will bring the group together while helping to learn valuable life skills.

Funded by Volunteering in Wales