Another great event took place today for the Beverley-based CSV East Riding Project when the Angels in Action descended on Hornsea today to help the organisers of the annual carnival. The participants from a team of 43, all aged 16 to 30 took part in what was their third event of their summer with the project. They took part in the parade and helped to collect donations from visitors to the town.
They devised a European quiz in this ‘The European Year of Volunteering’ which they offered to people as they toured the park and gave out a wealth of free gifts comprising, t-shirts, shopping bags, stationery items, maps and books. They also amused the children on site with magic tricks and sneaky stunts they were taught during their training programme.
They are attending other major festivals this year including the Withernsea Carnival, Goole Beach Day and have already successfully delivered a weekend of volunteering at the Beverley Acoustic Roots Festival and the Driffield Show. This has all been made possible thanks to the support of the British Council and the Youth in Action Programme whose aim it is to mobilise young people in Europe.
In addition to this, they are also promoting the European Voluntary Service (EVS) to all 18 to 30 year olds through which they can volunteer abroad for up to 12 months for free as we now have a Sending Organisation based in the East Riding. The entire project is being covered by a media crew comprising a number of young people who are interested in film and photography as a career.
Angels in Action is a unique European funded project organised and implemented by young people who keen to get involved in exciting opportunities in the community to benefit all concerned. The idea originated from a citizenship project they were involved in back in 2010 when they worked with a team of young volunteers in Bologna, Italy.
Sue Dudill, Coach and Youth in Action Promoter for CSV East Riding, explained, ‘I am delighted because this has been a truly youth-led project and one that has resulted in many other young people getting involved. The young people took ownership and made it happen!’
Participant and Team Leader, Phil Thompson added, ‘I am so proud to be working with the Angels and I have been so impressed with how they’ve just got on with all the tasks asked of them. Another great event in the bag!’
For more information about this or EVS or Youth in Action email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This summer’s going to happen – SO LET’S MAKE IT COUNT!
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