I am a second year Undergraduate student studying English Literature at Warwick. I have always been really interested in volunteering, having previously volunteered in a charity shop and in primary schools. Along with volunteering through the English Department to teach literature at a school in Coventry, I was also really interested in helping out with the homeless in Leamington. Living in Leamington Spa currently, it is clear that help is needed, and looking through the Warwick Volunteers site I found out about the Leamington Night Shelter and was keen to know a lot more about the charity itself!
This week’s Project Spotlight is on Scouts, a nationwide organization that equips 400,000 children with the skills to undertake challenging activities, unique experiences and everyday adventure. Having been part of the Scouts sister organisation, Girl Guiding, since the age of 7, I was really excited to go back and to see what the equivalent Scouting side was like and what was offered in Coventry. On a Monday evening the Scouts host both Beavers (6-8 years old) and Cubs (8-11 years old) for a mix of boys and girls.
This week Project Spotlight is about volunteering with Warwick Youth Phab! Phab provides an enjoyable and supportive environment for both disabled and abled young people to come together in Leamington on a Wednesday evening. Youth Phab is a national charity running many different projects aimed at helping children.
This week Project Spotlight is going to be talking about volunteering at My Place Youth Club with The Children’s Society. The Children’s Society is a national charity running many different projects aimed at helping children. In Coventry they run a weekly youth club on Wednesdays aimed at young refugees and asylum seekers- and this is where I volunteer 2 or 3 times a month.