THE PCYC (Police Citizens Youth Clubs) is seeking volunteers in the Eurobodalla and Bega Shires to help supervising sporting and other physical activities for the shires youth.
Newly appointed PCYC club manager, Kevin Bird is seeking community support and volunteers that are able to assist getting activities for youth up and running.
“I have three key issues that I need to address – getting volunteers, forming advisory committees and fundraising,” Kevin said.
“We are looking for people to be part of two advisory committees, one each for the Eurobodalla and Bega Shires and each committee having up to 11 people with at least two people under 25 on each committee.
Kevin said they were also seeking people from all walks of life that can volunteer assisting with one of the many programs the PCYC is planning.
“Apart from volunteers to help setting up and scheduling activities and help with fundraising activities and ideas, we are also looking for accredited coaches with a minimum level 1 in any sporting discipline,” Kevin said.
“We need to get young people active and help them to develop character and leadership skills in order to reduce and prevent crime by and against young people.
Some of the activities the PCYC is looking at implementing are mini tramp and floor gym, boxing for fitness, futsal, target archery and blue light discos.
“We are very keen to get ideas from young people and the community about fundraising concepts and in-kind donations of equipment.
“PCYC is also very keen to work with and in partnership with established organisations already assisting young people in their journey to adulthood,” Kevin said.
PCYC is also working with local councils.
Eurobodalla Shire Council mayor Lindsay Brown said that the PCYC had the full support of council and they would be working closely with council’s manager of Social Inclusion, Kim Bush.
“This is a unique structure and once the conceptual framework is put in place we will be able to set up and schedule activities and organise the equipment that support the activities,” Cr Brown said.
“It is all depending on volunteers who will integral in the success of the program.”
Anyone wishing to volunteer, offer suggestions, assist in anyway or if they just want more information they should contact the new PCYC Club manager Kevin Bird on 0407 789 467 or email firstname.lastname@example.org