Jo attended the launch at the Kirkintilloch campus of Cumbernauld College yesterday of a project to train young volunteers to be mentors for young people.
Youth Leading the Way is a mentoring project funded by the Big Lottery Fund for young people aged 14 – 25 living in East Dunbartonshire. It is run by the Volunteer Centre East Dunbartonshire, who have jointly developed a course with Cumbernauld College to train young volunteers as Mentors. The Mentors will assist other young people in achieving goals, improving their self-confidence and preventing anti-social behaviour by encouraging them into volunteering. The Volunteer Centre is also looking to offer the course to other organisations, which is delivered at the East Dunbartonshire Campus of Further & Higher Education, Kirkintilloch.
Commenting, Jo Swinson said:
“Volunteering is a great thing for young people to do, as it helps to expand their horizons and gain life experience as well as being something to put on their CV. The young volunteers I met were all really enthusiastic, and that they’re getting the opportunity to help other young people makes it all the more worthwhile.”
For more information on Youth Leading the Way, please contact Neil Wotherspoon:
0141 578 6680
07546 064 442