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.
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. [Read more…] about Refugee’s brave journey to a new life in Norwich
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.
Tavis tells us his story of moving from being a young person at the youth club to volunteering and inspiring the next generation…
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. [Read more…] about YMCA helps Jordan make it through the storm
When Mark Bleasdale heard about kickboxing sessions being offered though the YMCA in Great Yarmouth, he thought “why not give it a go” – so he did just that with surprising results. [Read more…] about YMCA kickboxing inspires Mark’s hopes for future