At SkyWay we have an incredible team of dedicated and talented volunteers who give their time, knowledge and enthusiasm to support our work with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. We asked a few of our volunteers to give a bit of an insight into what they do and why they volunteer.
Monique mentors a young fashion designer and enjoys being able to see his mentee succeed in his project and wants him to keep believing and never give up his dream. “I volunteer to give the opportunity to anyone to succeed and realise their potential whatever it takes”.
George researches and reviews youth clubs and organisations, identifying impact measurement tools and helps design and develop a theory of change as well as evaluation plans. “I volunteer because it gives me satisfaction giving back to my community. This also enriches my CV”.
Amy has been volunteering since she was 13 and never plans to stop. “To be honest, being a ‘person for others’ keeps getting harder the busier I get, and volunteering is a super easy way to remind myself that I am here to serve.” Amy says “if I’m not volunteering, something is just off”.
Hajira volunteers for SkyWay at the Blue Hut and has also volunteered at Hub 67. Hajira volunteers because she believes it helps young people and the workers and volunteers to understand each other better. “I started volunteering and became a person that [young people] can speak to about anything. Being part of youth work allows the young people to be off the street, be in a safe environment, be a part of activities and at SkyWay it gives them opportunities too, so giving the young people hope is also why I volunteer”.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who gives up their time to make a difference, particularly those who do it for SkyWay. We couldn’t do it without you!
We have a number of volunteering opportunities available. If you are interested in volunteering for SkyWay and would like to find out more please contact Penny (firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7729 6970).