Volunteer It Yourself (VIY)

VIY combines volunteering and DIY by challenging young people aged 14-24 to learn trade and building skills, on the job, by committing to fix local youth club and community centre buildings in need of essential repairs.

VIY participants are mentored by professional tradespeople, who also volunteer their time, and gain vocational accreditations as well as access to further training, work placement and apprenticeship opportunities with local employers beyond the project.

VIY was launched in 2011 and, to date, over 115 youth club buildings across England and Wales have been refurbished, involving more than 2400 young people and more than 460 trade skills mentors.

The new phase of VIY has now started and is enabling the refurbishment of all types of community buildings by local young people and tradespeople across the UK over the next three years. Get in touch we Woking Association of Voluntary Service on 01483 751456 if you want to get involved.

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Volunteer in Woking provides a range of services to the voluntary organisations and community groups in the Woking area, including:

• Information, advice and training

• Information and support on funding & group development.

• Promoting voluntary work in the community and actively recruiting and placing volunteers in organisations of their choice.

• Acting as an 'umbrella' for all voluntary/charitable activities.

• New initiatives & organisations in the response to local needs.

• Providing representative and advice to voluntary bodies in order that they may work together in the best interests of their service users
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