A New Direction for Young People in Lambeth
Interjunction is a new Lambeth-based scheme that aims to connect young NEET (not in education, employment or training) people aged 16-25 with exciting local organisations that are willing to host volunteers. From poetry to playwork, administration to art curating, there is something for all manner of interests and ambitions. The 100 participants will be given free training and ongoing support, as well as the opportunity to meet new people and have a lot of fun.
The project aims to give young people a stake in their community, and to provide real experience to boost CVs for future employment. Providing young people with new skills and improved confidence will also help to regenerate the Loughborough Junction area, as increased participation in volunteering can benefit the whole community. Project Manager Nadia Payne says, “We’re really excited to be launching this project that will give local young people the opportunity to get involved with local organisations. They will have the opportunity to improve their C.Vs, gain a professional reference and have fun along the way! If you’re at a bit of a loose end then why not give us a call”.
Volunteering is proven to improve employment success – in fact, according to a survey conducted by jobsite Reed and Time Bank in 2009, 80% of employers value volunteering when they recruit staff. So this scheme really could make a difference to young people in the local area.
So if you’d like to get involved, please contact the Volunteer Programme Manager Nadia Payne at N.Payne@kidscity.org.uk, 020 8678 5957 or download an application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to: Volunteers Department, 1-4 Brixton Hill Place, London, SW2 1HJ.
If you’d like to just have a look at the types of roles that are available, then visit www.kidscity.org.uk/interjunction for more information.