GHoPA Volunteers go for City of Guilds Youth Work level 3

2 of GHoPA’s latest volunteers have successfully moved through the organisation’s induction programme and have progressed to being on a Youth Work level 3 City of Guilds course as part of their continual personal development process.

Brothers Alan Burley and Mick Burley have really enjoyed working with the GHoPA team and are actively working with young vulnerable and socially disadvantaged young people.

Mick says: “Working with the GHoPA team to help enrich the lives of young people has given me a great experience and confidence in my abilities. This is the type of paid work I want to do in the long term and qualifications will help me to get me there.

“I am an archery level 2 coach for the project and have been successfully delivering archery in several of our local primary and academy schools.”

A full story of Mick’s personal progression written by him is featured in on the website and in the company’s 1st ever email newsletter.

Mick’s brother Alan, a very well-known and respected community activist in the area, looks to have already secured a new part time position of work as a direct result of working with GHoPA.

He says: “In the short time at GHoPA, I have found it unbelievable how such a small organisation can do so much for the regions young people and community with very little recognition.

I know my skills have become a valuable asset to GHoPA and now I have a brand new opportunity to work with YMCA, GHoPA, and Shalom doing what I do best and that which is helping our community, especially our young people.”