This project will promote volunteering within Southam especially to those who are looking to develop skills and gain experience to gain employment. We will use the funding to develop the Graham Adam Centre as a community resource to enable people to gain skills and experience to assist them in seeking employment.
The project will enable the Graham Adams Centre to become a centre of volunteering and the funding will enable us to develop a volunteering programme within the centre creating volunteer (work experience) placements in a range of different areas for example administration, reception duties, cafe work, youth and family work, fundraising and events organisation, gardening and general cleaning / maintenance.
Volunteering can help people gain confidence, feel like they are making a difference, reduce isolation and build local networks and friendships, develop skills, gain experience and possibly work towards formal qualifications and help them back into employment.
Increasing the number of volunteers helping at the centre will also enable us to further develop its support services to those locally for example, developing a job club, IT training opportunities.