What we do - Include Us In
This project was aimed at stimulating volunteering for young people aged 16 - 25 with additional needs.
Include Us In worked with 15 young people over a 12-month period to deliver training in interviewing and film-making techniques to develop a series of vox-pop style videos. These feature the experiences of volunteers and the organisations with whom they work.
The videos have been shared with employers, community and voluntary services, training and support providers and, most importantly, participants themselves.
Young people were also encouraged to create their own video CVs, to give them experience of both sides of the camera.
The project was supported by the Youth Social Action Fund through Lincolnshire Community Foundation.
Director Linda Grant says: 'We are delighted with the success of this project to promote the value of volunteering for young people and employers alike.'
'Our films highlight the experiences of employers who are already reaping the benefits of supporting young volunteers. This is already generating opportunities for the young people with whom we work which is exactly what we are here to do!'