As part of the Strengthening Communities theme our delivery partner, Vibrant Warsop, has been funded to manage a number of activities including the promotion of local volunteering opportunities, personal development support to help build capacity and confidence, the development of an information exchange for Warsop Parish, and improving networking and project development.
The work being done by Vibrant Warsop is already having a positive impact within the community. They have established links with several community groups to increase volunteering and are also identifying new and existing projects to support.
Warsop Youth Club
Vibrant Warsop continues to support Warsop Youth Club, which provides youth activities at The Shed on Monday evenings for young people aged 7 to 11 and 11 to 19 years. The youth club sessions are facilitated by a small team of paid sessional staff and four regular adult volunteers. Additionally, the young volunteer team has been increased to three people and Vibrant Warsop is planning to hold a series of development events with the Youth Club’s team of volunteers.
The volunteers are keen to start a youth provision in Meden Vale and Vibrant Warsop is helping them to identify possible venues and funding opportunities that would enable this aim to be achieved. The development of a youth work “roadshow” is also being considered, which would see Warsop Youth Club delivering a series of local “pop-up youth clubs” in villages across the parish, including Meden Vale.
Shaping Little Stars
Vibrant Warsop has supported a group of six local people who have set up a parent and toddler group called Shaping Little Stars. The groups is now delivering sessions at The Shed on Tuesday afternoons during term time. Anyone interested in finding out more about Shaping Little Stars should visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/shapinglittlestars.
Other local projects
In the first quarter of the year, Vibrant Warsop provided support for several other groups, including Creative Warsop, Sport4Kidz, and the Footpaths Group. The latter is developing a plan for their environmental project which will aim to involve student volunteers from Meden School, volunteers who are long-term unemployed, and also promote volunteer opportunities in the wider community.
You can read the full report on Vibrant Warsop’s activities for the first quarter of 2017 here on our website. To find out more about Vibrant Warsop and how you can get involved locally as a volunteer, visit vibrantwarsop.org.