URPotential are funded for 3 years 2018 – 2021 to deliver youth volunteering across Blackpool Fylde and Wyre. 2 full time youth and community workers will work alongside young people aged 11 to 18 to run volunteer academies and train as volunteer ambassadors and peer-mentors, accessing out-of-school hours community based volunteering opportunities. The project will work alongside our Esmee Fairburn participation and social action project, underpinned by UNRights of the Child article 12 and #Iwill principles
URPotential will specifically work alongside:
*Year 6 children, linking with the Blackpool Children’s University programme and provide additional hours for children to record their achievements.
* Young People with specific needs, proving one-to-one support and volunteering opportunities for YP aged 10 to 25 with physical and/ or learning disabilities/ difficulties including poor emotional health and well-being. Young People will be able to access appropriate and meaningful out-of-school volunteering roles using peer-mentors and youth-led support groups.
Beneficiaries: Over the three years, the project will engage with 900 YP, with many helping support others as volunteer ambassadors and peer-mentors
Find out more
Want to know more about how we can help you achieve your full potential? In the first instance you should take the simple step of getting in touch with us so we can answer any questions you may have and take the opportunity to tell us about you and what your aspirations are. You can call us, but why not drop in to our project office on Central Drive in Blackpool where you will be able to chat with one of our team.