With today being the first day of Autumn and the shades of the season starting to emerge, it has certainly also been a period of change here at TRAIN. Last week we welcomed our new Youth Workers Charlotte and Lisa to the team and today then also marks Harry’s first day. It seemed an unusual team meeting this morning with 6 staff members round the table - the most we have ever had – but clearly very exciting, being a clear sign of TRAIN’s growth. We welcome them all to the team and are sure you will start seeing them all around the town during their detached and outreach sessions.
To ease Charlotte and Lisa into our provision, a number of sessions were held last week: Dinner and Debate, Detached, our LGBTI TOPAZ Group and Young Women’s Group. Justina also began sessions in one to one mentoring, which we will be building on over the coming weeks in collaboration with the local secondary schools.
On another note, it was a privilege to attend the Police Property Act Funding Ceremony to present on the work we have carried out with the grant we were very grateful to be awarded from the fund over the past year, jointly managed between The Police and Crime Commissioner and Thames Valley Police.
A number of us also had a great time attending St Peter’s Church’s monthly Quiz ’n’ Chips night, after they proposed to fundraise for TRAIN through the evening’s raffle. A huge thank you to all involved in the organisation for the support.
With all new members of staff now being with us, our provision for the weeks ahead is looking very lively. Please take a look at the timetable below and feel free to spread the word. Keep an eye on our @DidcotTRAIN Facebook and Twitter pages to keep informed of what we are getting up to. For the case of young people, we would recommend friending our staff accounts as updates on session times and changes will be posted through these – @ Alice TRAIN, Justina TRAIN, Charlotte TRAIN, Lisa TRAIN and Harry TRAIN!
We are also looking for more volunteers! Volunteers are hugely important to ensure as much of our provision can run as possible, so we would love to hear from anyone who may be interested. Please head to our Volunteer page for further information.
The TRAIN Team
Take a look at our August newsletter to hear about the exciting positive activities we arranged over the Summer!
Want to play a key role in enabling TRAIN to thrive?
With the start of the new school year, we are looking for more volunteers to support our new timetable and staff!
As a volunteer you will be helping make a real difference to young people's lives, as our fantastic TRAIN volunteer team are key in enabling our weekly provision to run.
We have a few specific volunteering role descriptions advertised on our volunteering page:
... however if you are not fully sure what aspect of our work you would like to support with or have other skills you feel could benefit our work (e.g. admin, maintenance, sport), we’re open to all sorts – to flag your interest please fill out one of our volunteer application forms (link below) and we’ll be in touch!