This past week #VolunteersWeek was displayed across the network, shining brightly examples of magnificent projects and initiatives which have been undertaken by inspiring young people at Club Community Organisations, as well as EFL Trust Staff themselves.
Additionally, #PowerOfYouth day also took place on Monday 6th June. The day highlighted the instrumental differences young people have made upon communities. Young people have been banding together in collaboration to help in tackling contemporary issues felt closest to them and their communities.
We take a look back on some of the fantastic examples of volunteering and inspiring young people across the network:
EFL Trust’s own Claire Streeter raised £10,000 to support people living with Dementia. Claire raised the money, as she determinedly set out on a 106-mile walk over 6 days from Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium to Manchester United’s Old Trafford.
Bradford City Community Foundation
NCS Changemakers at Bradford City Community Foundation created an innovative and informative video, with the aim of spreading awareness of unwanted sexual behaviour on British Railways, which gained special recognition for UK Parliament at Westminster.
Burton Albion Community Trust
Volunteers at Burton Albion Community Trust carried out more than 250,000 critical Covid-19 vaccinations at the Pirelli Stadium, winning EFL Community Project of the Season for League 1 along the way.
Peer Action Collective (PAC)
The PAC is a programme which involves giving young people a voice and a chance to make their communities safer, fairer places. As part of PAC, young people in Bradford set out on tackling youth crime and helping to keep people within the streets of Bradford safe at night.
Inspiring young NCS Changemakers at Tigers Trust set out on a project to tackle environmental issues within the communities of Hull, resulting in a beach clean up.