Volunteering Matters win at Third Sector Awards
Published on 1 October 2018 by Sarah Dunne
Huge congratulations to Volunteering Matters!
Volunteering Matters won the Volunteer Team of the Year Award’ for the ‘Women Against Sexual exploitation and violence Speak UP’ (WASSUP) project.
WASSUP was set up by four young women in Ipswich. Originally based on those members’ personal experiences of child sexual exploitation or abuse, WASSUP has grown into a youth social action programme, attracting 33 young women who as a team volunteer a total of 170 hours each month to raise awareness of domestic abuse, child abuse and sexual violence, identifying gaps in provision and helping to create safer ways to report these crimes.
Within the team of 33, a core group of 14 young women meet on a weekly basis to plan events, campaigns, and support the development of an interactive toolkit to facilitate discussions in schools and signpost young people to safety.
For more information please visit the Volunteering Matters website