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Youth Volunteering


Name: John Patrick Brolly
Age: 17
John Patrick Brolly
What inspired you to get involved?
My main reason for getting into volunteering was through Waterside Youth Club. I was really inspired with the work that they do in my community and it was definitely something I wanted to be a part of.
What does your volunteering involve?
My volunteering mainly involves working with young people affected by Autism.
What skills or qualities are required for your volunteering role?
I get involved with different aspects of the club. I help with IT, different arts and crafts and football. Its very important to be passionate about taking part in what ever activities are on in the club.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering and what has been your highlight?
Definitely working with the young people to help develop their skills and see their confidence grow. Itís great seeing the kids become more interactive within their peer groups.
Why would you encourage others to become a Millennium Volunteer and what advice would you give them?
I would recommend it because itís a great opportunity to build your own confidence and skills