Contact: Youth Support Worker: Shauna McConville

 

Youth Development

REACT has been working with young people since 1999 in the city and district of Armagh to make a significant difference to the lives of young people. 

Much of our work is particularly aimed at disadvantaged and vulnerable young people aged 10-20 years old however, we work with a diverse range of children and young people throughout the community of Armagh. Big Lottery currently core fund our youth development worker and two part time staff.

The project offers a youth drop in service, one to one mentoring, youth counselling service, group activities and trips, personal development programmes, non accredited courses, citizenship porgrammes, community and intergenerational programmes and a youth summer scheme.  

We have strong working partnerships with many organisations throughout Armagh such as, Policing Community Safety Partnership, SELB Youth Forum, Childrens services, the local PSNI Neighbourhood Team and many other community organisations.  Without the support of these organisations much of the work REACT does would not be as successful.

We update Facebook on regular basis so please like us on Facebook /Armagh REACT to get all the information about upcoming activites, programmes and events.  

For more information on our youth programmes and training please contact our Youth Support Worker - Shauna McConville

 

Volunteering with Young People

Too often we under-estimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. -- Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia

Opportunities to volunteer with young people aged 10 -20 during activites and programmes

Please contact REACT if you are interested in volunteering with young people. Contact Number: 028 37526869, Email:info@reactni.org

There are many benefits to volunteering.

  • An opportunity to make a difference in someone's life
  • Gaining skills or taking part in training
  • Gaining work experience and make contacts within a profession
  • It's good for your CV – especially for Further or Higher Education
  • Personal and social development
  • May help increase self-esteem and self-confidence
  • The opportunity to become part of a team
  • Gives you a position within the community – an opportunity to become involved with community activities
  • Gives you a sense of pride; feeling needed and valued

The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others. -- DeAnn Hollis