A youth club situated in the heart of Berkhamsted are searching for new volunteers and trustees to help keep the club running.
Like many other youth projects around the country, The Swan works to support young people, by providing an environment in which their personalities and life skills can be developed, enabling them to become productive contributing individuals of society.
By providing young people with support, it aims to bring broader benefits for society such as reducing unemployment, improving the take-up of education, reducing substance abuse, cutting crime and anti-social behaviour.
Project volunteer, Penny Perry, said: “We understand the stresses and strains of being a teenager, so we supply a safe space for them to chill out in and provide a wide range of activities, both structured and informal or a place just to meet friends and relax.”
A Swan youth member said: “The Swan provides a safe, friendly environment for me to meet and socialize with other young people and establish support friendships.
“All the members of staff offer support and advice to any young people who are struggling, and this allows us all to be less stressed and always have someone to confide in.”
Another member said: “I like The Swan because it lets you get away and forget the bad things in life.”
Penny continued: “We’re looking for some extra volunteers and trustees to help us keep our great youth club running.”
The Swan is open to 11 to 18-year olds every Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from 3pm to 6pm, however the club advice users check the Facebook site regular for updates on days and times in case they change.
To stay up to date, visit The Swan Youth Project Official on Facebook, and those wishing to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.