Toc H

VplusU

This project is aimed at some of the hardest to reach young people in the UK. It intends to provide both short-term and part-time volunteering opportunities for 16 to 25 year olds who are disaffected and socially excluded from more mainstream volunteering roles.

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
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  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

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The VplusU programme will be delivered to 1,000 young people over a two year period. Toc H has recognised that for a wide range of reasons there is a minority of young people who are disengaging from school, leisure pursuits and active citizenship - compromising their education and future. At times this may result in exclusion from school - and further social exclusion - resulting in failure for the young person. Our proposal is designed to provide a direct service to this hard to engage group of young people. VplusU will provide young people with the required pre-volunteering skill set that will enable them to make a positive contribution and achieve as active citizens. The long term aim is to improve the charity's volunteer base and through educational programmes create awareness of the value of training and development and of citizenship. The overall aim is to improve the education of those in need, but as important is to increase and build up an enthusiastic group of young volunteers. This project was due to launch in June 2007, but the charity was let down by its matchfunder at the last possible moment prior to launch (we have a promise of matchfunding from a grant giving organisation). To enable this valuable and worthwhile project to go ahead (and we cannot contemplate failure) we must raise matchfunding by mid-December. Please help.

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