Celebrating Volunteer Week 2023!

This week, June 1st – June 7th, Young Bristol are celebrating National Volunteer Week!

We would like to thank all our volunteers, across our club network and throughout the management committee for the countless hours and tireless efforts they have all offered towards Young Bristol. Their admired contributions are invaluable to our charity

Currently, we have 10 amazing volunteers across our Community Youth Club network.  They make positive impacts daily when engaging with our young people.

Young Bristol also value the ongoing dedication from our voluntary fundraising committee and trustee board. Our management committee’s play a crucial role in the communities we serve.

We have previously been awarded the Queens Award for Volunteers, in recognition of the increible contributions from our volunteers!

We asked some of our volunteers why they have chosen to volunteer their time towards Young Bristol.

Teanna Pilgrim, a volunteer at BS14 said,

I volunteer for Young Bristol to gain experience working with children of varied ages. I quite enjoy putting myself out there in new environments, with different people to gain more knowledge and skills on how to communicate and engage with others. All that I will learn over the coming months, I hope to implement in the future as a ski instructor. It is really interesting to get to know the young people and find out about their interests and support their growth. Young Bristol is a really open and inclusive safe space to explore and engage and have fun.

David Swannell, a volunteer across our club network added,

Katrina and I are volunteering as we would like to get experience working with children. We are hoping to start the adoption process soon. Although initially challenging, I definitely learn something new every time. I now find it really enjoyable and rewarding, and it’s something I look forward to every week!”

Kassim Hanid, a member of the YB Trustee board said,

I volunteer as Trustee for Young Bristol to help provide sustainability and stability for the organisation. I enjoy the role as being part of Charity governance because it enables the organisation to provide a quality and accountable service for young people, many of whom are socially vulnerable. I also feel that it is important as a Black member of the community, to be part of the strategic development of an organisation that exists to provide  all young people with opportunities to discover what they are capable of, regardless of who they are.”

Thank you to all of our past and present volunteers for offering your precious time towards YB. We value all your hard work and dedication!

If you would like to take part in volunteering for Young Bristol, click here!

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