This is an organisation
centred in YMCA Redhill and offers a wide range of volunteering
opportunities. Some of the
opportunities are outlined below, however there are often many
new projects which are introduced regularly, so contact them directly
for more information. VInvolved also credits you for any volunteering
that you have done, no matter what it may be, so it is well worth
registering so that any hours you undertake will go to further
use in the form of a certificate!
PLAYLEADER: This is a great scheme to learn how to interact with
younger children.You are provided with a two days of training, and
in this period you are also given further specialist training, for
example, St John's First Aid and training on how communicate with induviduals
with complex needs. Once you are trained, you can work on days that
you are free during the holidays and lead children in play activity.
You also get 50 pounds expenses money per a week!
YOUTH RADIO: This is a volunteer run radio station where teenagers
are able to broadcast sessions of whatever they please. This is ideal
for any budding Journalists and anyone who wants to seek a career in
ART WORK: There are many art
and craft opportunities, including painting a number of skips!
This is a way to express your internal artist, and make public
structures look a whole lot more interesting.
SPONSORED HIKES: There is a number of walks available, of
varying lengths throughout the UK. This is a great opportunity
to meet others and appreciate the great British countryside.
How to get involved?
A VInvoved representative
will visit the school at some point to explain schemes further,
and answer any questions you may
You can also visit
YMCA Redhill, or alternatively phone 01737 784970 for further
information. Their website is www.surreyvinvolved.org.
Please feel free
to talk to me, Sayinthen Vivekanantham in the Upper Sixth,
for any further details about any of the volunteering opportunities.