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Youth Volunteering


Name: Kyle Moffett
Age: 23
Kyle Moffett
What inspired you to get involved?
I began volunteering in 2003 and am currently a volunteer at my local hockey club. I achieved my 200 Hour Award of Excellence in July this year. I was inspired to get involved by my friends as a group of us had been offered the chance to take part in a national sports camp which we thought seemed like too good an opportunity to miss. That was then the first of many camps I attended.
What does your volunteering involve?
My volunteering involves working with other volunteers and leading groups of young people. I also have the responsibility of creating ideas for group sessions and dressing up in crazy outfits and face paint! Overall my volunteer role involves dedicating time and barrels of energy.
What skills or qualities are required for your volunteering role?
I believe that my volunteer role requires a very good sense of humour and patience! You must also have willingness to give everything a go, no matter how foolish it makes you look and finally, you must have the ability to turn a negative to a positive as 99% of the time in Northern Ireland, the weather is miserable.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering and what has been your highlight?
I enjoy the ‘craic’ the most! It’s great meeting new people and hopefully having a good impact on young leaders. The highlight for me was ‘Step into Sport’ in 2009 which involved a late night disco followed by a 6am wake up call! The young leaders didn’t take that too well.
Why would you encourage others to become a Millennium Volunteer and what advice would you give them?
I would encourage others to volunteer as the chances are too good to miss and it will more then likely be something that will stay with you for a lifetime. To plagiarize Nike: ‘Just Do It!’