In partnership with Staunton Country Park in Havant, the Staunton Stars is a supported volunteer scheme for young people aged 16+ who would benefit from a little extra support to engage in positive activities in their community. The group complete tasks relating to construction, horticulture, DIY and animal care around the park under the direction of the Garden team, Farm team and Rangers.
Commitment: Thursdays from 10am-2pm during term time and the summer holiday
Volunteers gain transferable work based skills, increase their social activities and contribute positively to their local community with the support of an SYA officer.
The group area also able to access advice and guidance both on a 1:1 basis and through informal learning as a group. This includes healthy eating, relationships and sexual health education, budgeting, CV writing and preparation for work, as well as any other youth trending issues that arise.
The group of young people involved are NEET and have a range of additional support needs (including mental health issues, social anxieties and learning disabilities) that can make it difficult for them to find and sustain work or to volunteer independently.
The Staunton Stars are proudly funded by Players of People’s Postcode Lottery through the People’s Postcode Trust.
People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s
The Staunton Stars have received £19090 from the Trust to improve the Naturalist area at Staunton Country Park and make it into a beautiful natural space that can be enjoyed by community groups and schools. For more information on how to apply for this fund go to the Postcode Trust Website or if you’d like to find out how you can play and thus support more charities such as us, please go to the Postcode Lottery Website
If would like to find out more or get involved with the project please contact us on 02380 650514 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Countryside Awards Finalists in the Community & Voluntary Category 2015