Volunteer at Ipswich

We run a volunteer and learning hub in Ipswich bringing together young people and the local community. Our programmes use media and music to promote volunteering, employability skills and social inclusion.

Many of our volunteers are from disadvantaged groups including young people not in employment, education or training (NEET); third country nationals; migrant workers; the unemployed and members of ethnic minority communities.

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Volunteer Programmes

Headspace
Headspace is a programme offering workshops and classes to people with mental health issues. Through classes such as arts and crafts, music and media skills, members of the community with various mental health conditions are able to learn new skills, socialise with others and grow in confidence. Contact: jennifer.kiernan@volunteeringmatters.org.uk // 01473 418020 

ICTV
You could volunteer with ICTV a volunteer run web-based television station that gives the community an online voice whilst offering volunteers the chance to develop their media skills through practical experience including scriptwriting, special effects, acting, directing and editing.

Respect
Respect volunteering programme recruits, trains and supports volunteers to help ‘at risk’ families. These include families with young mothers vulnerable to exploitation, fathers needing support to become good role models and families with unemployment, domestic abuse and other social care issues.Through group and individual sessions volunteers support and mentor parents to make positive changes for their families by improving parenting skills, reducing isolation and increasing access to local services.Contact: tonia.wilson@volunteeringmatters.org.uk // 01473 418035

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