Our Volunteer Project

Volunteer Project

latest news...

July 2017
Through funding from ESF we have delivered an employability course to prepare young people and young mums for the world of work
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June 2017
The kids that come to our youth club worked hard to create a video that portrays what they think about Centre 63. We are totally blow away by it, what do you think? Click below to watch.  
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March 2017
Starting March 30th the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the University of Liverpool are joining our Youth Club to perform a series of interactive workshops right here at Centre 63! Kids can perform real experiments with real scientists! Completely free! It's free to join our Youth Club and free food is provided for your child. Ages 8-12: 4:30pm - 6:30pm Ages 13-17 6:45pm - 20:30pm  
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Our Funders and Supporters:
The Rank FoundationJMFHenry Smith Charity
supporting peopleThe big Deal
J Paul GettyCatch 22
comic reliefChildren in Need
Charlotte Purcell

"I am proud to be working on a much needed project for our community as I know the impact it will have on our residents"

The Volunteer Project supports young people 16-25 who are N.E.E.T (Not in Employment, Education or Training). Young people accessing the project receive tailored support, specific to their needs through individual action planning.

The Volunteer Project offers young people the opportunity to engage in personal development sessions to help further develop their confidence and self-esteem. We aim to provide a warm, welcoming environment with access to caring members of staff to enable young people to be equipped with the necessary skills for employment, training or further education. Having access to Functional Skills exams allows young people to work towards gaining Level 2 qualifications in both Numeracy and Literacy. Securing funding for young people gives them the opportunity to attend short courses such as Fork Lift Truck, Street Road Works and CSCS training, as well as purchasing the necessary equipment.

The Volunteer Project provides vital, voluntary placements so that young people can gain real work experience and gain access to training such as First Aid, Health and Safety and Child Protection. The Volunteer Project recruits young people from the local community, identified as young leaders, to participate in the GAP program, (Gap Apprentice Program) funded through the Rank Foundation. The GAP scheme is a fully funded, nine month scheme that gives young people the opportunity to train as an apprentice youth worker and gain a Diploma in Informal and Community Education.

GAP trainees are fully supported whilst on the course, both by Centre 63 and Rank and gain knowledge skills and attitudes throughout their placement which includes enrichment activities and two residential experiences which help them to move into university, further training or employment. To date the Centre has supported over 30 GAP apprentices from the local Community.

Abbie Moore

Volunteer Project Coordinator