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Banana Loaf Anyone? – Youth Volunteering Case Study – Volunteers Week 2020

Banana loaf anyone? ?

It’s Volunteers’ Week 2020, and today we’re thanking Youth Volunteers for the amazing work that they do! Here’s how local group, Play Alloa, are staying connected throughout lockdown:

During what is a very uncertain time for groups and services, it is more important than ever to keep in contact with families and volunteers remotely.

Play Alloa has had to work hard to find new and creative ways to keep the Play Alloa community alive and allow their young people to stay connected.

One of the main things Play Alloa have introduced for families are online sessions twice weekly for adults and twice weekly for youths with lots of fun activities. They share what the activity is and the materials required in advance (most are items that people will have around the house). These have been gathering more interest every week and are a great way to keep in touch!

Robyn Miller, Development Officer said: “These have been great fun and activities have ranged from arts and crafts, to bingo and we have even tried some baking. Baking has been great fun… So far, we have tackled oat biscuits and banana loaf and I’m sure we will try even more things.

It has been wonderful to be able to keep in touch with our lovely service users and volunteers and maintain a sense of community with them even when we can’t run our normal sessions.”


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