Youth & Community Partnership (YCP) in Southport look to recruit volunteers and plan expansion

AN organisation for young people and adults, based at Meols Cop Youth and Community Centre, in Southport want to expand their programme and are looking for volunteers.

The Youth & Community Partnership (YCP), a not for profit Community Interest Company has launched the appeal.

Patricia Wilson from YCP said: “YCP are looking forward to expanding our programme and would like to encourage anyone interested in joining us in developing new and exciting opportunities and skills to get involved.

“There will be an opportunity this year to become a volunteer within our existing programmes and youth club sessions, or help us to start new programmes that will support people in the community getting involved while meeting new groups. For those adults wanting to become involved as volunteers we will offer support and training in the field of working with adults and young people.”

Following funding from Adactus Housing, YCP are offering adults Tea and Table Tennis on a Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm. People can enjoy an afternoon of table-tennis fun while meeting new people and relaxing over a cup of tea / coffee.

On a Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm there are Time Out For Grown-Ups sessions. These are open to adults of all ages and offer a time to relax and chill over a coffee with the opportunity to take part in non-competitive games including pool, chess and table tennis.

On Wednesday, February 1 there will be an introduction to crocheting taster session from 9.30am to 11.30am.

A Duke of Edinburgh Award’s scheme at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels runs on a Thursday. It is for young people aged 14-25 and is on from 6.30pm till 9pm.

Thanks to funding through the Tesco Bags for Life scheme, YCP are developing a new allotment site to allow individuals to come together with a common interest in horticulture – to share skills and ideas and encourage additional community members to become involved.

In addition they have had requests for a variety of ‘clubs’ including; Archery for adults, Up-cycling projects and Walking Partners (whether a stroll in the park, a day out on the hills or everything in between).

People who would like to volunteer their time, take part in any of the sessions or see their ideas for a group come to fruition should contact Patricia on 07772957883.