Meet FBB’s young volunteers giving back to the next generation
This volunteer’s week, we’d like to highlight and celebrate some of the amazing voluntary work done by our young FBB graduates. After graduating from the FBB Schools programme, these young people decided they wanted to volunteer their time to become mentors to younger participants. They have enhanced our programme and played a vital role in acting as a bridge between adults and young people. Some of them have even gone on to work for us part-time. A huge thanks to Sport England who have funded this social action programme.
FBB Head of Programmes Tom Bateman has been delighted with their progress:
“For us it has been a huge help to the team. Our young volunteers provide contextual knowledge of the young people and their schools. They understand trends among young people which helps us tap into passions. They are able to understand dynamics of relationships within a group and diagnose this much quicker than we are. They are also closer to the stresses of being a teenager and offer such valuable insight both to support the delivery of our young people and the design of our programme. They are also excellent at building relationships with young people which is core to an FBB programme.”
‘Debra has been a such a valuable asset to the organisation, she is so passionate about the work we do and is able to help us understand the difficulties young people face with unique insight. She is so quick to diagnose a young person’s mood which is invaluable.’
‘Kian is that role model that all young boys want – he is kind, impressive and confident, it is rare to find someone that so many boys look up to.’
‘Andrea is a breath of fresh air in every session. She brings her energy, love and care to every young person and straight away they look up to her. She has also contributed a lot to the design of our programme, helping us understand what a teenager wants from FBB.’
If you would like to Volunteer with FBB, you can find out more here.
If you would like to donate to support our work, you can do so here.