YMCA Humber calls out for more support as the country marks National Volunteers’ Week

June 1, 2015

YMCA HUMBER is calling on local people to get involved in the charity by volunteering at its housing projects and charity shop.

The local group, which is based in Grimsby and Hull and supports 150 young people, offers a range of services to the community including supported accommodation, training and education and family work.

But as the country marks the importance of giving time for free during National Volunteers Week, Alan Burley, Funding and Volunteer Coordinator from YMCA Humber says the local charity is looking for more people to help out.

He said: “YMCA Humber is proud to be part of the community in the Humber Region.

“We offer a range of services to young people and we could only do this through the support of our volunteers as well as staff.

“We are asking that anyone who wishes to support their local YMCA gets in touch today. We have a range of roles available and we can be flexible with how we work with individuals.

“Any time a person is able to give will be appreciated by everyone involved with YMCA Humber. We know from talking to our young people that our volunteers make a huge difference.”

YMCA Humber has been operating in the local area since 1906. It is a member of the YMCA Federation that intensively supports 228,000 young people every year across England.

There are 4,323 volunteers currently at YMCAs across England and, last year, almost 800,000 hours of support were generously given for free.

Sian Jones already volunteers at YMCA Humber.

He/she said: “I have been with YMCA Humber for three years and I first started volunteering to gain some work experience.

“But it has gone far beyond that for me now because I have made so many friends at YMCA and through my volunteering; it really is like a community with all the different people that you come into contact with.”

To find out more about volunteering at YMCA Humber, visit: www.ymca-humber.com.