Are you a young person living in Sussex who wants to make positive change, but don't know where to start? The Concordia Youth Action (CYA) programme can help you do just that.
As well as our international work, Concordia wants to improve communities across Sussex. Delivering the NCS programme in Sussex has allowed us to make valuable connections with local schools, colleges and other charities. The young people we have worked with locally are passionate about making positive change and so we want to help them do so. The Concordia Youth Action programme blends online & face to face volunteering that supports young people in Sussex to engage with their local community.
Underpinning all our sessions is the drive to develop the young people’s skills and giving them experience that help them thrive. We are aligning our activities with the Skills Builder Framework, to help you get ready for the next steps both inside and outside of traditional education.
The programme is accessible for anyone age 14 to 19 in Sussex and is delivered every Wednesday at 5:30 to 7pm. Whilst waiting for the lockdown to come to an end, we continue hosting virtual sessions, with detached volunteering activities when safe to do so.
Below is some of the volunteer work we've done that you could get involved in.
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CYA made and wrote Christmas cards for the residents at Guildcare's Worthing Home.
CYA collected food for local homeless charity, Turning Tides.
CYA received Emergency First Aid training from local renowned provider Forever First Aid.
CYA received online training about hate speech: how to identify it and how to tackle it.
CYA volunteered for Sussex Clubs for Young People, giving their Hayward Heaths base a much-needed paint.
CYA helped in the upkeep of Highdown Gardens in Worthing, West Sussex.
CYA volunteered at Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital in Chichester, helping clean and build habitats for rescued animals.