Organisations engage with young people at the CYPSP Youth Volunteer Fair in Armagh
The CYPSP Armagh Locality Planning Group and Volunteer Now successfully engaged with children and young people from twelve local schools and the community in Armagh in September 2013 to raise awareness of the importance and benefits of volunteering. The Deputy Lord Mayor of Armagh, Councilor Gerard Paul White said:
“The Council is very supportive of the work carried out by our young volunteers who give up their time to provide such a vital service in their local community. This fair is an excellent and innovative way to showcase the variety of opportunities available for our young people and encourages them to get involved. I must congratulate the Children and Young Peoples’ Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) Armagh Locality Planning Group with Volunteer Now and Armagh Area Learning Community for hosting this event.”
The Youth Volunteering Fair was supported by over twenty organisations that provided young people with information about their services and volunteering opportunities. Volunteering has been found to be vital to provide young people with skills that will compliment educational attainment and broaden future employment opportunities.