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About The Volunteen Project

Volunteen is a project run by ERVAS.  It aims to help young people aged 11 to 25 in the East Riding of Yorkshire to increase life skills, by introducing them to new and enjoyable social activities.

Volunteen enables us to reach many more young people, such as those in care or those with disabilities.  Helping us to provide one to one assistance for those who need additional support to volunteer.

Volunteen works with Secondary Schools, as well as a wide mixture of groups from the voluntary, statutory and private sector.  Our aim is to ensure that all young people in East Yorkshire have the chance to benefit from volunteering.

The project increases young people’s confidence, self-esteem, skill and knowledge. The opportunities they take part in are chosen especially to suit their interest, and will help them to develop as an individual and enhance their future.

To get involved with Volunteen, please email

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Why volunteer?

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them

Regardless of the reasons they volunteer, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.


How can volunteering help young people?

Gaining new skills and knowledge
Enhancing a CV for work or university
Improving your employment prospects
Gaining an award or accreditation
Meeting new people and making friends
Having fun