Young Leaders In Service
This wonderful programme is for 8 - 18yr olds.
Essentially, it gives an opportunity for young people who do "unpaid
volunteering stuff for the community" to get recognised.
There are two awards; the SilverSeal’ recognises someone when they have served for 50 hours over a year while the Gold Seal’ award gives recognition to 100 hours of service and again over a year.
In May 2023 four young people were presented with their awards at our May Business Meeting by the Mayor - what a great achievement!
The young people who’ve been involved with this have been incredibly creative in what they do–from visiting the elderly in care homes or caring for a disabled family member, to volunteering at e.g. Guides or Scouts, through to tree planting or rubbish collecting so their community can enjoy a better environment.
Some spread their volunteering service over a range of activities while others like to focus on just one area.
It’s wonderful to be able to give them recognition in this way–this helps their job prospects because it makes them stand out from the crowd for an employer.
June & Gill are leading this project and have been successful in encouraging several young people in Startford upon Avon to take part.