The CSYV programme, funded over the years by partners such as the Co-operative, ‘v’ and the Social Action Fund, was established in 2007 with the aim of supporting the development of young volunteers at doorstep sport projects.
The Everybody Sport and Recreation Volunteer Programme plays an integral role in the delivery and development of sport, play and leisure activities within Cheshire East. Providing volunteers with the platform to contribute, develop and excel.
Volunteering has always been important for Blaenau Gwent’s StreetGames project. When the project first started delivering sessions in 2009, they found that they had a much better response from young people when the sessions were led by local young volunteers. The opportunity to have three full-time volunteering placements through the BT Supporters Fund was a natural progression for them.
Tyrone typifies the selflessness of all Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers. He started volunteering when he was 15 having decided to give local children the opportunities that he didn't have growing up. His passion is basketball and the drive he's shown has had massive impact on the sport in his area.