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Volunteers needed to help Young Dragons in Gwent

Published: Thursday, 29 November 2012

Could you volunteer to help run local children and young people's groups in Gwent?

Young Dragons - Dreigiau Ifanc is a partnership led by HRH The Prince of Wales that aims to increase opportunities for young people to engage in structured activities that benefit local communities.

The partnership involves collaboration between uniformed youth organisations (Scouts, Girlguiding, St John Ambulance, Military Cadets, Police Cadets, Fire Cadets, Boys and Girls Brigade), Local Authority Youth Services and the Department of Education.

All these groups offer young people the chance to develop and learn while having fun. At the same time, youngsters can gain life skills that will ultimately improve their employability.

Sergeant Roland Giles, who helps coordinate Gwent Police's involvement in the scheme, said: "The aim of Young Dragons is to give every young person in Wales the opportunity to join a Uniformed Youth Group.

"We need adult volunteers to help lead the groups to make this possible. We are also looking for affordable premises to accommodate them.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to build a sustainable structure for young people in Gwent, giving them vital life skills and experiences."

Full training will be given free of charge and in some cases you will have the option to undertake an accredited leadership qualification at no personal cost.

If you think you can help in any of these areas, please send an email to Sergeant Roland Giles at [email protected]

For more information on Young Dragons please see the website: www.youngdragons.org.uk