A project set up to provide support to vulnerable people in Blyth is calling on Karbon Homes residents to come forward and volunteer.
The Creating Blyth Project, a 12 month project ran by Unisus Group Limited, which uses art activities to improve the health and well-being, skills, and levels of social-inclusion of vulnerable people in the local area, is recruiting for Project Volunteers.
The volunteers will get involved in all areas of the project. The tasks associated with the role will include,
Helping with the planning, setting up, and running of group activities
Supporting group members on a one-to-one basis
Carrying out research that will help the project grow
Promoting the project and the great work it is doing
Building relationships with other local groups, projects and businesses
Ian Dougall, Director of Innovation and Business Development at Unisus Group Limited said: “We recognised that a project like Creating Blyth would be really valued in the area, providing residents with the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, and build their self-confidence.
“Thanks to the funding from Karbon we can make a real impact with this project, but the next big step is to recruit Volunteer Faciliators who will ensure the project is a long term success.
“Volunteers can be involved in any or all of the above task and there are options for volunteering individually, or as part of a group. If you have any specific support needs we will accommodate these as best we can.
“Training is provided and travel and out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed. There is no minimum time commitment, we only need you to do what you agree to do.”
The project was given the green light after Unisus secured a grant of £4,363 from Karbon’s ‘Investing in Communities’ fund. The project, which is based at the Gatacre Street premises of Railway Medical Group, will consist of a 12 month programme of weekly art-based activity sessions.
Mary Ormston, Karbon Homes’ Community Connector for Northumberland West, said: “As an organisation which aims to create places that promote health, happiness and wellbeing, the Creating Blyth Project is a perfect partner for Karbon to have in the Blyth area.
“The project is not only a fantastic opportunity for those taking part, but it’s a great volunteering opportunity, where residents can give something back to their local community.
“I look forward to working with the project over the next 12 months, and witnessing those involved grow in confidence and skill.”
If you’re interested in volunteering for the Creating Blyth project, contact Unisus.