On Friday 25th March at a high profile event in the KC Stadium 80 local young people aged between 16 and 25 were presented with Youth Volunteer Awards recognising and celebrating their achievements and positive contributions to volunteering in Hull.
The event, organised by the Hull CVS vinvolved Team & supported by KCFM, saw the Lord Mayor of Hull Councillor David Gemmell OBE along with Phil White BBC Radio Humberside Presenter & Assistant Editor joining others to present the awards at the KC Stadium. Entertainment was provided by Trinity House School Steel Band, Wyke College Performing Arts Students, Freedom Road Collective & The Gleeks.
Karen Rustill, Youth Volunteer Advisor with the vinvolved Hull Team explained “Volunteer involving organisations across the city have nominated their young volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the organisations or projects they volunteer for, and have made a real difference to their local communities. Some of these young people have volunteered for a long time, or have overcome barriers and difficulties in their lives but still managed to give time and energy to help others”.
The event marks the end of the successful vinvolved Hull project, part of a national youth volunteering programme for 16 to 25 year olds, funded by the charity V – The National Young Volunteers Service. Since the project began in April 2008, the Hull CVS vinvolved Team have recruited & placed almost 3,000 young people into volunteering opportunities, worked with over 100 volunteer involving organisations across Hull & the East Riding, and have given out over 300 nationally recognized v50 Awards.
Commenting on the awards, vinvolved Hull’s Youth Volunteering Development Manager, Jakki Feetom said “we are really pleased that so many young people received awards, they are all great ambassadors for volunteering and for the city of Hull. We are very proud of them!”