TGB Gatehouse seeks to provide volunteering opportunities for people of different ages - in ways which harness the skills and experiences of our community.
Sara-leigh Cain is the Volunteers Coordinator - a temporary post that has been made possible by funding from the Big Lottery’s Investing in Ideas fund. For several years TGB Gatehouse has offered 2 groups for primary aged children, namely The Bunker youth group and The Bunkeroo performing arts group. Both groups also offer a Young Leaders’ Scheme for secondary-age young people wishing to gain skills in youth leadership. This funding is intended to help them explore ways of expanding what they do in order to offer a more inter-generational range of activities for people in our community. Three new projects will provide new opportunities for people either as participants or as volunteers. The Allotment project, running in partnership with the YMCA Drop In, is currently up and running. We are seeking volunteers who may be able to assist us with this. We currently have a range of vegetables that are rapidly growing, along with the weeds!.We will also be starting a Homework Club. This will start at Gatehouse Primary school on 22nd September and be offered initially to pupils in P6/7. The third group is a Movie Matinee group. This will take place in The Gatehouse Community Church room at the community centre on Friday 25th September at 2pm. If you would like any further information either about attending or volunteering on any of these new projects, please contact Sara-leigh Cain on 07850 773181.