St John on look­out for youth lead­ers

Adults needed to as­sist youth pro­gramme

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - By CHE BAKER

St John Alexan­dra is des­per­ate for adult youth lead­ers to help young peo­ple learn the skills to save lives. Area ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and youth leader, San­dra Skinner, said the vol­un­teer com­mu­nity group was in ur­gent need of a divi­sional man­ager and an as­sis­tant divi­sional man­ager to help with the youth pro­gramme held on Wed­nes­day nights. The pro­gramme was di­vided into two sec­tions – The Pen­guin Pro­gramme, for 6 to 8-year-olds, and the Cadet Pro­gramme for 8 to 18-year-olds. Both pro­grammes in­cluded creative and prac­ti­cal learn­ing with a strong fo­cus on com­mu­nity in­volve­ment and achiev­ing per­sonal goals. Mrs Skinner said sup­port would be given to those in­ter­ested in tak­ing up the role. Many young peo­ple who took part in the pro­gramme went on to study in health-re­lated cour­ses with some be­com­ing doc­tors, paramedics and vol­un­teers them­selves, she said. St John Cen­tral Otago dis­trict youth man­ager, Lynn Rae, said the St John youth pro­gramme was one of New Zealand’s big­gest and fastest-grow­ing youth pro­grammes. ‘‘We’re look­ing for mo­ti­vated, en­thu­si­as­tic peo­ple who would en­joy work­ing with young peo­ple, be­ing part of their de­vel­op­ment and be­ing part of a dy­namic and suc­cess­ful youth or­gan­i­sa­tion,’’ she said. Any­one in­ter­ested in ap­ply­ing to be a St John youth leader in Alexan­dra could con­tact Robert Miller on 448 8417 or on 0274 373 306.

Photo: CHE BAKER 627937442.

Vol­un­teers called for: St John Alexan­dra area ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and youth leader, San­dra Skinner, is on the hunt for adult youth lead­ers who are ur­gently needed to help run the St John youth di­vi­sion in Alexan­dra.

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