Young people learning trade skills whilst helping the community

VIY challenges young people aged 14-24 to learn trade and employability skills through helping to fix local youth and community facilities in need of essential repairs and improvements.

Young people volunteering and learning new skills
Tradespeople mentoring and passing on their skills
Community facilities refurbished and transformed
Young people
Young people gaining a qualification

Participants are mentored by professional tradespeople and can gain vocational accreditations as well as access to further training, work placement and apprenticeship opportunities.

The majority of young people who take part and benefit are disengaged or excluded from mainstream education and training, at risk of disengagement, and/or unemployed.

VIY Impact Report 2021-22

2021-22 is a story of continuing our positive impact on young people and communities, through championing and enabling volunteering opportunities to learn trade skills, all through the throes of a global pandemic.

Read our Impact Report 2021-22 here

Our upcoming projects

Follow our live and upcoming VIY projects by region, which we keep as up-to-date as possible (all subject to shift at any time – oh construction life!)

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CASE STUDY "They stepped up from volunteer to Peer Mentor really well." Liam & Kelsie

Liam Bensley and Kelsie Ferguson both joined us at our Community Hub project at East Norfolk College. Liam, who was unemployed at the time, was referred into VIY via the local DWP, Kelsie a student at the college looking for different skills and volunteering opportunities over the summer. Having enjoyed the VIY experience so much,…


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