Student volunteers makeover local youth centre


​The Cardiff Youth Club after a fresh lick of paint.

​A group of 14 volunteers from Cardiff Metropolitan University have given up their time to transform a Cardiff Youth Centre.

The Youth Centre provides a safe and welcoming environment for young people. The centre's main hall walls were looking very tired, had not been painted in a long time and had been drawn over. On Saturday 6th December, student volunteers worked hard to transform the hall in one busy day, painting it bright colours to make it a more uplifting and colourful space.

A few of the student volunteers took up the position of 'Project Co-ordinators' and were tasked with choosing the new design of the hall and giving directions to the main volunteers on the makeover day.

Jordan Gazzard who was a Project Co-ordinator said about his experience, "It was a great opportunity for me to enhance my leadership skills and really help to boost my confidence whilst doing something great for the community."

Chessie Gordon-Band, another Project Co-ordinator said, "I enjoyed that I got the opportunity to volunteer and try something a bit different." She added, "I've not really directed people before and I found it a challenge but the whole experience was really rewarding."

The volunteer project was organised by Cardiff Met Students' Union as part of a  new initiative to offer more volunteer opportunities to students. Volunteering provides students with the chance to make a positive difference to the community and helps them to develop their employability skills, making them stand out from other graduates.

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