Our newly recruited army of volunteers had their first flavour of their new home on Saturday – in-turn seeing a sneak preview of the facilities on offer.
The 50 strong group of volunteers which will soon be extended to 100 once The Way opens its doors in January, were given a unique ‘Show me The Way’ tour of our facility by young people who are to grace the landmark building in under 70 days.
Local girl, Emma Shippey, 23, was the first of 100 volunteers to be recruited back in September and the volunteer group has rapidly increased in numbers as more and more keen and passionate locals step forward to help the young people of the city.
Leanne Ward, a Volunteer who attended on Saturday said: “I’ve always had a passion for helping people. The Way will be an iconic landmark in the city for years to come and the opportunity to get involved and give something back to Wolverhampton was too good to turn down. It was great to see the Youth Zone in person on Saturday – it truly is a fantastic sight. Delivering our first youth work session gave me even more drive to volunteer as much as I can once the facility opens next year.”
Andrew Walker, Volunteer Manager at The Way said: “We had a fantastic turnout from my volunteers which shows their commitment and dedication. We have such a diverse group, all with unique skills with one common goal and that is to help the young people of Wolverhampton. It also gave my volunteers the opportunity to meet and greet each other and start to bring the team together. The weather did not dampen any spirits with everyone amazed by the facilities on offer and the building’s ‘wow’ factor.”
Volunteer roles from Youth Workers, Gym Instructors, Sports, to Inclusion Workers and Catering Assistants are all available to apply for on the Youth Zone’s website.
If you have the energy, drive and enthusiasm to be part of this exciting work coupled with the skills required to make a difference to the lives of the young people, please apply today via www.thewayyouthzone.org.
For more information contact The Way’s Volunteer Manager Andrew Walker on Andrew.Walker@thewayyouthzone.org