JLGB have recently unveiled a new campaign ‘Do Your Bit’ to address a national shortage of adult volunteers who can commit to giving a few hours one night a week to local JLGB groups across the Jewish community.
The recruitment drive is backed by the Cabinet Office and Youth United whose support has enabled 32 volunteers from JLGB groups around the country to play a starring role in a campaign leaflet. Four of these have been picked out as case studies, each explaining what JLGB means to them and what they have gained through their association with the youth organisation, which this year celebrates its 120th anniversary.
JLGB Chief Executive Neil Martin explains:
We need more adults to help shape the next generation. The biggest gap is among the 21 to 45-year-old age groups, where people naturally become more focused on their careers and families. In a world perhaps far more complex than ever before, we must equip young people with vital qualities and skills, such as confidence, determination, problem-solving, resilience and grit, to stand the best possible chance to succeed in whatever they choose to do. JLGB is not just a club for having fun – it is an investment in the future.
Volunteering as an adult leader gives you back more than you’d expect. Volunteers can gain qualifications and transferable skills that you can use to further your own career: skills like management training, team motivation and communication techniques.
No previous involvement with JLGB is needed to become an adult volunteer, but is subject to checks and references. So if you have skills to help provide a positive future for young Jewish people – JLGB will provide everything else new volunteers will need. Volunteers will be placed where they can make the biggest difference and greatest impact and can do their bit by helping out at one of the many local weekly groups across the whole of the UK, or even help open a new group in your area.
To find out more, please call the Do Your Bit campaign hotline on 0300 123 2363 or email [email protected]
For full information and to register your interest, see www.jlgb.org/doyourbit
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