VOLUNTEER: Help be a guiding light for young people

Help guide youngsters like these in fulfilling schemes such as a graffiti art project 'L35121H13
Help guide youngsters like these in fulfilling schemes such as a graffiti art project 'L35121H13

HELP is needed at a youth charity based in Wick which helps to keep young people out of trouble.

Project 82 is seeking a new youth worker to support the cause in the coming weeks.

The group, based in Wick Street, offers young people aged between 13 and 35 help, advice, information and mentoring on a range of issues, covering topics like sexual health, mental well-being, alcohol, drugs, homelessness, employment, money and debt.

The organisation is looking for volunteers to help plan and deliver programmes for young people, support the use of IT, and build relationships with children and young adults who use the service.

For more information about this role, or any others featured this week, call Volunteer Now! on 01243 864220, email volunteernow@vaac.org.uk or see www.vaac.org.uk

Other opportunities advertised this week include:

A helper is needed to back a breakfast club in Wick.

Launch Pad is a free breakfast club that runs before school every day during term-time at the Wickbourne Centre, in Clun Road.

Children who attend get a healthy nutritious breakfast which includes cereals, toast, yoghurts and fresh fruit, plus opportunities for games or craft sessions before cleaning their teeth and joining the ‘walking bus’ to school.

Volunteers are needed to help prepare fruit, set up tables, joining in with activities, clearing away, and encouraging children to brush their teeth.

Age UK West Sussex is appealing for extra support to come forward and back its home visiting service.

The scheme is aimed at older people who have become socially isolated and lonely, and who would benefit from social contact and companionship through weekly home visits.

Volunteers would visit a client in their own home and provide this companionship and support. This could be having a cup of tea and a chat, playing games like Scrabble, cards, crosswords, or just looking through photos and going for a stroll.

The service offers a weekly visit for approximately one-and-a-half-hours with each volunteer visiting a client once a week for a 12-week period.

A care home for disabled people in Rustington is once again renewing its appeal for more people to help lead activity sessions.

The support is needed at St Bridget’s, the Leonard Cheshire Disability home in Ilex Close, which is looking for people who could lead an activity session for a small group of residents.

This could include news reviews, board games or music.