Izzy's Promise

BRIDGING THE GAP THROUGH VOLUNTEERING

We will recruit a part-time volunteer coordinator for 12 months to recruit volunteers amongst the Black African Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups and train them with skills of supporting abuse survivors and people with mental health.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC033706)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£20,400

Donations

5

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • OtherOther

    Helping

Location

Situation

Since 2002 Izzy's Promise has been offering support to many survivors of abuse and people from Black African Minority Ethnic groups with issues around abuse and mental health. However, the most worrying scenario is that there have been very small numbers of volunteers from the BAME groups coming in or showing interest in the work we do. Looking at the Scottish government statistics, there are many people from BAME groups suffering from mental health and who have been exposed to different types o

Solution

This project will increase awareness for 20 volunteering agencies, and abuse support agencies of the employment, training, volunteering and support needs of BAME people who have been trafficked and exploited and adults with mental health problems occassioned by the abuse suffered as young people. This will therefore increase support, volunteering and employment opportunities for such people as a result of more employment agencies, volunteer centres, support agencies and placement centres being