40% of the young people mentored by Starting Point in 2018 have volunteered in opportunities throughout Reading.
Volunteering is a vital way we can contribute to our local community and can be found everywhere. There are many types of volunteering, such as working in charity shops or organising and manning events for the general public.
Our young people have been involved in a variety of different voluntary opportunities. These include:
- Charity Shops
- Food Banks
- Marketing Companies
- Hospital Radio
Starting Point has also created voluntary posts of its own, such as new roles in admin and social media.
All of the volunteering done by our mentees has helped them grow in confidence and develop skills to help them advance in their future careers. We would like to thank all of those who accepted our mentees, along with our mentors who have given them the idea to do volunteering and helped them apply and access such great opportunities!