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Chorley resident, Saffy Khan, is looking forward to giving back to her community as she joins the Inspire Youth Zone team as the first official volunteer.

Inspired by the size and scale of the offer at Chorley Youth Zone, Saffy was keen to get involved with the Youth Zone through volunteering in her spare time.

No stranger to working with young people, experienced youth worker Saffy is looking forward to getting back into youth work after a change in career several years ago. Saffy believes the Youth Zone will provide fantastic opportunities for local young people.

When asked about becoming a volunteer at Inspire she said “I believe that lack of funding in youth services has meant many young people have had little opportunity to experience the difference that quality youth work can make. When my own children were growing up in Chorley there was little for them to do in their leisure time, so I am really excited to see this absolutely superb building come to Chorley – I know it will make a difference to generations!”

Saffy is the first of 70 volunteers needed in order for the Youth Zone to open its doors in April 2018.

Michelle Graham, Training and Volunteer Manager said “You don’t need any experience to volunteer at Inspire Youth Zone, just a willingness to get involved. If you are looking to give back to your community, learn new skills, meet new people and have fun along the way – then please get in touch”.

Open 7 days a week for just 50p per visit, volunteers will support staff in delivering 20 fun and engaging activities each night such as indoor climbing, gym, sports, dance, music, arts & crafts, drama and more.

Chorley Youth Zone will provide young people aged 8-19 years old and up to 25 for those with a disability, with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.

If you are able to volunteer as little as three hours per week and would like to make a difference to lives of young people, then please click here.

No experience is needed as full training will be provided.