In The Know: Volunteer programmes for young people
This week’s newsletter is all about volunteering. If your child is looking to boost their CV or Personal Statement, volunteering can be a brilliant way to do this. Here are 3 volunteer programmes that your child could get involved in.
Age Unlimited (London)
If your child is aged 14-18, they could support people aged 55+ to learn digital skills, enabling them to keep in touch with their families, reduce isolation and take advantage of digital services. It’s a great way to develop skills and even get a free film workshop To find out more, visit their website or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s details.
National Volunteer Police Cadets
This programme gives 13-18 year olds the opportunity to gain insight into the workings of the Police Service, as well as to build valuable teamwork, communication and leadership skills. Your child would receive a Record of Service that would enhance their employability and they could continue with the cadet scheme even after turning 18. If this sounds like something your child would enjoy, click here to find out more.
O2’s Think Big Social Action Programme
This programme is designed to empower young people aged 13-25 who want to make changes to their communities. If your child has a great idea for a project that could help your community or tackle a problem with society, O2 Thing Big could help them turn their idea into reality. Your child would get upto £300 for the project, as well as training and support and the chance to win concert tickets and other prizes. Read more about it here.
GT Scholars also has volunteers: graduates and experienced professionals who are keen to make a difference and support the scholars. The GT Scholars programme is an after-school programme for young people aged 11-16. Our goal is to help young people achieve excellent grades, get into top universities and enter competitive careers. If you’re interested in hearing more about the programme, register your interest and we’ll get in touch: www.gtscholars.org/register-your-interest