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Case Studies

From Volunteering at YMCA to Opening Doors in Kenya

I started off as a volunteer at YMCA Norfolk during my time at UEA. My key role in the organisation was to strengthen the positive social impact among the young people of Norfolk County through various activities which are geared towards promoting sustainable development in the third world countries. As a result, a new collaborative project with YWCA/YMCA Kenya young people has been born that will see an exchange programme between the two countries in the near future, with YMCANorfolk going to Kenya in February, 2018. (more…)

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Refugee’s brave journey to a new life in Norwich

War, prison, blackmail, hazardous seas and being locked into a container lorry were not enough to stop brave Sudanese refugee Hafiz Omar battling his way to Norwich and the hope of a new life.  (more…)

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Christopher’s New Life as a YMCA Volunteer

At YMCA Norfolk we value all our volunteers, and Christopher is no exception. With his experience of homelessness and family break-up, he is the perfect role model for the young people attending the YMCA Youth Clubs where he now volunteers. Here, Christopher takes up the story. (more…)

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YMCA young volunteer inspires the next generation at Friday Hub

Tavis tells us his story of moving from being a young person at the youth club to volunteering and inspiring the next generation… (more…)

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YMCA helps Jordan make it through the storm

When Jordan Corstorphine first moved to the YMCA’s My Place flats in Norwich in December 2015, staff not only made him feel welcome but also supported him in taking steps to deal with the effects of an abusive relationship. (more…)

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