Volunteer recruiting event a success

The volunteer recruitment event in Church Square
The volunteer recruitment event in Church Square
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A recruitment event encouraging young people to volunteer in their communities has been hailed as a success.

St Helens Council’s healthy living team met young people aged 13 and over on Church Square to tell them about volunteering opportunities on offer.

Visitors to the event saddled up on a smoothie bike to pedal their way to a free healthy drink and healthy living mascot Captain Tuck had selfies taken.

The youngsters were introduced to projects including Youth Health Champions, in which participants teach their peers about health issues, and Young People Friendly Assessors who recommend how to improve services.

St Helens Council’s cabinet member for public health and wellbeing, Coun Jeanie Bell, said: “It was admirable to see so many young people down at the tent, showing a genuine interest for volunteering and discovering how they can make a huge difference in the community.”

For more information on volunteering and how to get involved, visit www.healthysthelens.co.uk/volunteering/areas-of-volunteering-interest/children-families/