Youth Volunteering

I volunteer. What is your SUPERPOWER?

Volunteering knows no age limit.

Often we set out to make a difference in the lives of others only to discover we have made a difference in our own - Ellie Braun Haley

Young people and children involved in volunteering and social action

There is a volunteering opportunity for everyone; whether sport or conservation is your thing, or you want to fundraising for your favourite charity or care for animals, there’s an endless list of the types of projects you can get involved in.

Young people involved in volunteering often learn new skills and gain confidence in the process.   It is also a great way to stand out from the crowd when the time comes to apply for jobs or university.

You can get involved in one off projects or make a regular commitment to help a local charity or community group.  Or you might want to volunteer for a longer block of time, such as in the school holidays or during your gap year.  You can also get involved in volunteering and social action with your school or as part a scheme such as the Duke of Edinburgh award.

Celebrate! Youth

On Thursday 11th July 2019 we presented awards to children and young people that have raised money for good causes or volunteered with local community groups.  For more information please click to be taken to our Celebrate! Youth page.

Find suitable volunteering opportunities

The Uckfield Volunteer Centre would be happy to help you find the right volunteering opportunity to suit your interests, skills and availability.  You can download the following form and take it along to the Volunteer Centre:

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You can help make the world a better place…

Artytime

Artytime is now offering young people the opportunities to get involved in a number of rewarding and enjoyable arts and crafts activities.

Their inter-generational project Life Lines pairs a teenager with a resident of a care home to find out about the older person’s life. The teenagers then creates a piece of art depicting that person’s life.

 

 

Zylo Performance

Zylo performance provide music, drama, film and theatre-based children’s services.

Do you have an interest in performing arts and would enjoy helping younger children to improve their skills and gain confidence?  Get in touch if you are interested in volunteering at one of their school or holiday clubs.

 

 

Phab Uckfield

Phab inspires and supports children and adults with and without disabilities to make more of life together

Uckfield Phab meets every other Saturday afternoon at Uckfield College Youth Club.  Volunteers assist with Art and Crafts, cooking, games and a wide range of activities.

Click for more information: do-it.org.

 

Selby Meadow

Selby Meadow is a community garden located behind Selby Road in Uckfield.  It is a woodland garden with mature, trees, hedges and wild flowers.  Would you like to help keep the area tidy and make improvements.  Selby Meadow hold regular open days to encourage people to visit.  Please email youthsenior.uckfieldvolunteer@gmail.com if you are interested in getting involved.