Innovate Volunteering CIC based in Huyton and Prescot but delivering support and services across Knowsley.
Innovate Volunteering works collaboratively with local communities to enable local people to enhance their life chances, gain skills, experience and build capacity through good quality, volunteer-led community projects in their local area.
Innovate Volunteering offers a range of services including training, coaching and family and community projects, which aim to instill confidence, knowledge and self-belief.
Volunteers are pivotal to the project, not only to ensure that activities can be delivered, but also providing volunteers with valuable work experience, skills and a personal progression plan.
ourHub in Huyton consists of a ‘pay what you can’ community shop of pre-loved items and a safe space where people can talk to a trained volunteer and be signposted to a specialist service if needed. The key aim is to reduce loneliness and isolation.
Bryer Road Community Centre in Prescot is in the process of undergoing a transformation – brining a community centre back to life by creating a thriving community base to meet local need.
Innovate Volunteering has 36 volunteers who support the local community. This includes the running of ourHub (a community building based on the St John’s estate in Huyton) which delivers a range of training and learning programmes as well as family and community activities, such as camping skills (followed by a camping trip), homework clubs and dementia groups. The building was completely transformed thanks to people donating their time and skills to transform an empty space into a thriving community space.
Innovate Volunteering helps to raise aspirations, enabling people to realise their potential, reduce social isolation and enhance health and wellbeing.