Volunteer Training for those wanting to make a difference for Young People

Are you passionate about supporting young people? Have you ever thought you
would like to work or volunteer with and alongside young people? Are you
based in the Cotswolds and feel young people need more positive things to
do?

Youth & Community organisations Young Gloucestershire & World Jungle have
teamed to offer a fun interactive training session to support those who are
interested in working with young people. The training will take place
online via Zoom on 14th October at 6pm and will last about an hour and a
half.

The training will give participants an opportunity to find out what is
going on the Cotswolds, what youth projects there are, and what
opportunities for volunteering exist. It will also help to increase
participants confidence and skills to engage with young people and help
ensure their voices are heard in the area.

Ben Ward Director of World Jungle says “ Thanks to the three year
partnership funding for the Cotswold Youth Network which we recently
received from the Community Fund, we are in a strong position to create
more opportunities for young people. We want to engage people from across
the Cotswolds to support us with this. We believe that together with young
people we can create more local opportunities for young people so they
don’t have to travel to Gloucester or Bristol for things to do. This
training will be great for anyone interested in this area or looking to
gain some new skills.”

*Honor Bining Schools & Community Lead for Young Gloucestershire says “ We
know young people have had a particularly hard time due to lockdown. Many
services and activities that would normally have happened have been
cancelled due to lockdown. We hope by encouraging more people to get
involved in youth work and in supporting young people we can create more
things for young people to do and support them in these challenging times.”
*

If you are interested in taking part in the training then email
jane@worldjungle.org.uk to book your free place or phone Ben on 0788951264.

*World Jungle** is an award-winning social enterprise that believes great
ideas and activities are for sharing. We learn and grow (both as
individuals and teams) from new experiences; doing and thinking in ways we
haven’t done before. Through creative activities World Jungle provide
opportunities for people to develop, learn, thrive and have a greater
influence on their world.*

*Young Gloucestershire** is a countywide charity that supports
disadvantaged young people who are facing challenges in their lives.*

*Cotswold Youth Network** is network of youth & community organisations
across the Cotswolds working together to improve the lives of young people.
The network has three years partnership funding from The National Lottery
Community Fund to help make this happen and will be organising events and
training across the district. *

Best wishes,

Jacqueline

*Jacqueline Wright*

BSc/MSc Prevention and Rehabilitation/Sports Medicine, FRSPH

Community Wellbeing Manager

(On behalf of Cotswold District Council)

M: 07801 247555

T: 01285 623617

www.cotswolds.gov.uk

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