Your youth centre needs you: share your skills with the next generation

Sidmouth Youth Centre

Sidmouth Youth Centre - Credit: Archant

Happy New Year Sidmouth Herald readers! I hope 2022 is treating you wonderfully so far, and your New Year’s resolutions are going well. For me, this year I’ve made a resolution to bring more creativity into my days; making time for a bit of knitting, colouring and doodling and returning to my musical endeavours. And for us at the Sidmouth Youth Centre, that links to a welcome return to our beloved Skills Nights!

As well as delivering our Open Access evening sessions for Juniors on Fridays (Years 6-7) and Seniors on Wednesdays (Years 8+), this year we will be running an exciting programme of Targeted Skills sessions on Tuesdays. These Skills Night youth sessions will be open to all age groups, current and new members, and will focus on developing our young people’s creative skills. We already have lots of fun activities and sessions planned including chalk art, cookery, music-making and more…

We anticipate that these new sessions will be really popular, and due to limited space, young people will be encouraged to sign up each week. And so that we make sure individuals who are truly interested in each session get to attend, our young people will be told each week’s skill topic in advance.

The idea behind running our Targeted Skills Night sessions, as well as engaging our young people in new skill development, is to provide our young people opportunities to engage with wider members of their local Sidmouth community… and we would love it if you would like to get involved in delivering these sessions with us!

Do you have a skill, hobby, craft or interest that you could share with a group of young people? Whether you’d like to deliver a one-off talk about your interest, an interactive session (facilitated by our awesome Youth Workers) teaching a skill or perhaps you’d like to help out with regular attendance; we’re looking for all types of volunteers! Fancy getting involved? Our Youth Workers at the Centre will help to support your involvement as little or as much as feels right to you.

Why not take part in this great opportunity to get to know our work and meet some of the wonderful youngsters that use Sidmouth Youth Centre and live in the Sidmouth Community; we promise you’ll have an absolute blast!

So if you’d like to hear more about volunteering as part of our new Skills Nights, do pop into the Centre, or alternatively, give us a call on 01395 578852. And if you know a young person who might like to meet new friends, have fun and learn new skills, please encourage them to join Sidmouth Youth and come along to our sessions.

2022 is shaping up to be Sidmouth Youth Centre’s best year yet! We hope you’ll join us on our journey this year.