Young Peoples Committee and Young Volunteers
Skills young people can develop being a member of the YPC:
Planning and organising
a sense of responsibility
a sense of pride
There are a core group of young people that form the Young Peoples Cabinet. They get involved with making decisions, planning events and support with fundraising ideas. To support these events we then recruit other volunteers to help the YPC, giving them a chance to gain new skills and feel like they are contributing and the potential to join the YPC if they choose.
AT NBYP it is important we are led by the young people’s ideas so they gain a sense of control where little may exist elsewhere in their lives
Recent events to YPC have helped to organise have included:
The following events are free for people to attend as they are fully funded by NBYP.
Spring Carnival community event
During the Easter holidays we held a community event to encourage local families to attend 65+ people came along and enjoyed an inflatable bungee run, a professional photo booth, face painter, under 5's soft play area, side shows including yucky dip and hole in one golf, spring themed arts and crafts. Picnic food bags and pop corn were handed out.
In June the Young People’s Cabinet helped to plan and organise a beach themed event which was held in the local church hall. They recruited other young people to help volunteer on the day. There were various side stalls including hook-a-duck, a photo peep board, a surfing simulator machine, candy floss machine, outdoor sand area, arts and craft including sand art and shell art. Fish and chips and ice cream were served.
The YPC often get asked to help at community events. They will do face painting for young children free of charge and often have long queues waiting. The YPC will work hard and try and get through the queues as quickly as possible. They are becoming very skilled at painting different designs. They recently volunteered at a Christmas market event held at the Beacon to help raise the West end Foodbank.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
All groups at the project made cakes or biscuits to donate to the Macmillan Coffee morning event which was held in September. They made a variety of cakes including Victoria sponge, Bakewell Tart, tray bakes, chocolate cupcakes and many more. In total £94.53 was raised.
They also decorated stones with inspirational words or quotes to give out as gifts.
If you are interested in joining the YPC please call in to North Benwell Youth Project for a chat or ring us on 01912983201