This year’s Small Charities Week has flown by! It’s fabulous to see small, ambitious charities, just like us here at Youth Talk, being celebrated and awareness raised of the essential work that small charities do in the UK. The team at Small Charities Week have run an amazing programme of events and advice sessions as well as incorporating this all into the Month of Community which runs up until July 4th.
Coinciding with this week, we were delighted to welcome Agnes to our team on Monday as our Fundraising and Communications Assistant.
Agnes will work with Youth Talk for 25 hours a week and her salary is entirely funded by the government as part of the Kickstart scheme to get 16-24 year old’s into work. It’s a brand new role and Agnes is eager to learn, develop her skills and gain experience working for a charity.
Agnes speaks an impressive five languages, enjoys photography and is very creative – we can’t wait to get her underway with Youth Talk’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!
She’ll work alongside our Corporate and Community fundraiser, Rachel who is excited that she’ll have someone else to lend her a hand, improve and support our ongoing fundraising and communications.
Working with Communities 1st
Our local volunteer centre, Communities 1st are our gateway to the DWP and Government’s Kickstart Scheme. Without their support this new role wouldn’t have been created, we wouldn’t have secured the funding and we wouldn’t now have Agnes working with us. Not only are they working on projects like this, they’ve also coordinated the volunteer response to COVID here in St Albans – with amazing results.
This Saturday, 19th June, the Small Charity Week team have named Small Charity Appreciation Day. One of our Youth Talk values is that “We’re stronger together” – for the young people we work with, the St Albans and District community and, as this week highlights, with other small charities. We’re proud to be part of it.
Raising just £10 for Youth Talk can make a huge difference to a young person who really needs someone to talk to.
Is needed a year to keep Youth Talk running to help young people in St Albans and District.
Counselling sessions a week is our target for the coming months
Could help pay for a one to one counselling session to help a young person open up about what’s worrying them.
Can make sure there’s someone at the end of the phone when a young person is brave enough to take that first step towards getting help.