Youth volunteers offer support for Easter

 

YOUTH volunteers played games and chatted with residents at a care home as part of an Easter of volunteering.

The teenagers from Youth Inspired Tendring, Community Voluntary Services Tendring’s youth volunteer forum, offered their time during the Easter school holidays.

After previously completing CVST’s Dementia Friend Awareness training, the youngsters spent the day at Corner Lodge care home in Jaywick taking part in Easter crafts.

Tracey Quinn, CVST’s volunteer co-ordinator for young people, said: “The volunteers were really excited to spend time in the care home and all really enjoyed talking with and helping the residents.

“At Youth Inspired Tendring, the young people decide what volunteering projects they take on and are always really passionate about supporting residents and causes in the local community.”

Charice Dawson, activities co-ordinator at Corner Lodge, said: “It was wonderful to have the youth volunteers come and visit the residents here at Corner Lodge Care home.

“They were really enthusiastic and did a fantastic job.

“They interacted with the residents really well and the residents had really good feedback of their time with them, which was lovely to hear.

“We look forward to seeing them again in the future.”

The youth volunteers also spent time in Jaywick doing a street litter pick, using the CVST litter pick hire equipment, and collected six bags of litter.

Youth Inspired Tendring is a youth forum for 16-18year-olds who would like to get involved in volunteering.

Anyone interested should contact Tracey on 01255 425692 or email tracey.quinn@cvstendring.org.uk.

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