Come along and get involved,
say youth club organisers
By Rebecca Hannant, News Correspondant
A new youth club has launched in Withernsea
to give young people the chance to have a voice
within the community.
The club, which opened on November 15, is part
of the Volunteen Withernsea and Volunteen Voice
projects which are both run by East Riding Voluntary
Action Services. ERVAS has been giving young
people opportunities to get involved in volunteering
and social action activities since 2010.
Funded by the Withernsea Big Local and the
National Lottery Community Fund, the youth club
aims to support young people aged from 11-18
(25 if they have special educational needs), and
aims to help them boost their confidence, gain
skills and knowledge, and give them a voice in the
Each Monday evening from 6pm to 8pm, attendees
will have the chance to take part and try new things
while building their confidence and making new
friends. The Volunteen project also allows young
people the chance to gain accreditations and take
part in debates that allow them to voice the issues
that matter most to them. Most importantly, the youth
club offers them a place to go that gets them off the
streets and engaging in activities.
The club is open
to everyone, including those in the villages, and is
free to attend.
ACTIVITIES: The youth club, at the Blue Door Café, was launched earlier this month.
CREDIT: Rebecca Hannant and Volunteen Withernsea
The youth club offers a wide range of activities.
However, organisers are looking for more young
people to attend and experience what is on offer. The
club is also youth-led, which allows anyone to have
their say on the sort of activities they would like to
take part in, including sports, music, games, etc. As
the club is new, it is also looking to work with and
gain more funding for equipment from organisations
in the area.
Opportunities coming up include a chance to sing
at Withernsea’s Winter Wonderland and other local
Christmas events. The project is offering free group
singing lessons through First Step Music Lessons for
young people who wish to get involved. The singing
sessions also offer a space to rehearse in and a
chance to gain some performance experience. If you
or someone you know would be interested, please let
Mark Zubrzycki from the youth group know.
The youth club takes place at the Blue Door
Café in Valley Gardens, which is part of a project
that gives residents the chance to hire new bicycles
free of charge, along with maintenance support and
For more information about the club, visit the
Volunteen Withernsea Facebook page.