Downham Market Youth Centre appeals for volunteers

Downham Market Youth Centre open day on Saturday. Charlie Davison (left) and Zack Shipp both aged 12 on their scooters. ANL-140414-084556001
Downham Market Youth Centre open day on Saturday. Charlie Davison (left) and Zack Shipp both aged 12 on their scooters. ANL-140414-084556001
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Youth workers in Downham are putting out an appeal for volunteers.

Downham Youth Centre is appealing for more people to come forward and support its work.

The centre, in Snape Lane, has been running since 2013 and works with up to 100 youngsters a week but that number is set to grow.

Staff and volunteers at the centre, which is run by SWAN Youth Opportunities Project, put on activities for eight to 19-year-olds during the week.

Centre manager Ali Rigby said: “Work at the centre would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers who are already giving their time for the sake of young people in the town.

“The team is made up of people from a range of backgrounds, some with no previous experience of working with young people.

“You don’t have to be experienced in working with young people, or have any related qualifications, as any necessary briefings will be given, and training opportunities will be provided.

“All we ask for is people who are reliable, enthusiastic with a positive attitude.

“Many of our young people are in need of a positive role model, and we seek people who can provide this.

“Volunteering is an extremely rewarding opportunity to make a difference to the lives of young people in the community.”

For more information call 01366 386259