UK360 - Episode 50 - Kerrie Newton and Chris Brant
08 July 2013, 12:15
UK360 volunteering edition features a collection of inspirational stories – proving that giving your time to help others can be rewarding and uplifting to all involved.
2013 GSK IMPACT AWARDS: FASA
Northern Ireland has the highest suicide rate in the UK. For those in crisis, FASA's 'Safety Net' programme is a lifeline. FASA provides a range of counselling services, support groups and complementary therapies and, thanks to its ‘no wrong door’ policy, no one is turned away. With funding from GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund, trained volunteers can give immediate help until the right support can be identified and put into action. For more information, visit: http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/gsk-impact-awards
GAP YEAR VOLUNTEERING
Volunteering during a gap year is a great way to gain vital skills and experience to enhance your CV and boost your chances of finding employment. Volunteer youth leader Nerdy decided to gain experience by volunteering in her local community. She has found that the skills she's picked up will stand her in good stead when she attends university and eventually starts looking for a job. To learn more, visit: http://www.thesite.org
vINSPIRED: HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE FIND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
vInspired believe that young people's creativity, energy and optimism can change the world. They provide opportunities for all young people to do good things and are dedicated to helping them improve their skills, confidence and employability while doing things they really care about. Start your volunteering journey today at: http://vinspired.com/
CSV UK: VOLUNTEER CHAMPIONS – CURTIS’ STORY
Curtis volunteers with CSV to run radio production workshops for young people. Watch the video to find out how volunteering helped him to transform his life after leaving prison and how voluntary work can change lives, in all aspects. Find out more at: http://www.csv.org.uk/volunteerchampions
somewhereto_NW and Burnley Borough Council worked with a group of young people to present Project Triangle — a showcase spectacular starring young, talented performers across the North West. The event featured a variety of young creative individuals and groups including graffiti artists, musicians, street dancers and many more, who took part in a variety of exhibitions, workshops and performances throughout the day doing the things they love. somewhereto_ is a UK-wide service that helps young people access space. To learn more, visit: http://somewhereto.com/
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