Funding for volunteers

Wansbeck Centre for Voluntary Service's Seeds 2 Change project.
Wansbeck Centre for Voluntary Service's Seeds 2 Change project.

Unemployed youngsters from south east Northumberland are being invited to take part in a new volunteering project.

Wansbeck Centre for Voluntary Service (WCVS)has been awarded funding from the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland to work with volunteers aged 14 to 25 in the county.

Project co-ordinator Lisa Wackett said: “The volunteers will not only work towards gaining a Level 1 qualification in horticulture but will be provided with work experience and references.”

WCVS chief executive officer Anne Lyall added: “We are delighted how this project has developed and are grateful to our partners Seaton Hirst Allotments, Groundworks and Hirst Welfare for their support in developing this project.”

Anyone interested in horticulture and who is available on a Tuesday or Thursday between 11am and 2pm should call (01670) 858688.