There is always loads going on here and Discovery is always growing, this week we have announced a new project and two paid internship opportunities as well as looking to extend the existing Supported Volunteering Scheme. So, with all that to get through let’s get started!
As mentioned in the previous blog post (here) last week Discovery (in partnership with Swansea University Employability Academy) ran a series of ‘taster’ volunteering opportunities for students to get a feel of voluntary work. It was an enormous success with 48 volunteers contributing a total of 487 hours of work across the various projects. Well done to all involved, hope to see you volunteering again soon.
There are lots of ways to help through Discovery, from volunteering on projects to becoming a student trustee. And now there is another opportunity: 2 new paid internships. You would be working for Discovery as either a Youth Worker or Evaluation intern. These are funded through the Swansea Employability Academy. For more information see the SEA Employment Zone.
Are you the sporty type? Want to share your enjoyment of sport with others? Then our brand-new project might be the thing for you. Discovery Dragons project will be working with Active Young People Team to provide sport and physical activity opportunities for young people aged 5 to 16. Their aim is to see ‘every Child Hooked on Sport for Life’. Volunteers will help run various projects across the city as part of school extra curricula programs and within the local community. Working alongside staff, volunteers will be responsible for planning and organising activities, setting up and packing away equipment and supervising activities. Interested? Pop into the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Supported Volunteering Scheme works with people that have additional needs so that they can volunteer and develop their skills and confidence. Currently the project is looking for new volunteers to support them. Volunteers will need to commit to regular sessions where they will work closely with an assigned partner to support them in there volunteering activities. If you are interested, please email email@example.com .
As Valentine’s day approaches, what better way to show how much you care to the one you love than with a handmade Valentine’s day card. The range includes LGBT+ friendly designs. All designed by adults with additional needs and profit goes directly back to Discovery. Cost £1 each, available now from the Discovery office or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The deadline for the Swansea Siavonga Partnership summer trip to Zambia is approaching fast. The trip is a fantastic opportunity, you can read more in the previous blog post (here) and see comments from students in previous years. To apply email email@example.com .