Young volunteers have a chance to gain skills recognition
HILLINGDON Council has launched an initiative to encourage young people to develop skills through volunteering.
The Hillingdon Young Volunteers Award, in partnership with charity Uxbridge United Welfare Trusts, will offer the opportunity to learn new skills and experience work while supporting the community. The oneyear pilot project will initially be delivered in Uxbridge, Ickenham and Harefield, with up to 125 available placements.
Cllr David Simmonds, said: “This is an exciting initiative which will create opportunities for our young people to play an important role as volunteers.”
Group-basedvolunteering activities will be on offer for those aged 11 to 15, while 16- to 19year-olds will be offered placements relevant to their personal interests and career aspirations.
Susan James, chairman of the Uxbridge United Welfare Trusts, said: “I look forward to seeing increasing numbers of young people volunteering and gaining recognition and skills.”
For further details, call Sylvester Swanston on 01895 556721 or 07908 059538, email sswanston @hillingdon.gov.uk or see young.hillingdon.gov.uk.
n OPPORTUNITY: The Hillingdon Young Volunteers