Bristol student appointed Regional Team Leader for Young Community Leader Network
9 November 2015
Bristol student Georgia Price, a long-term volunteer with Bristol Hub, has been named Regional Team Leader for the Cabinet Office’s Young Community Leader Network.
Georgia, an undergraduate in the Department of English, leads a team of six Young Community Leaders in the southwest region. She has been involved with Bristol Hub since 2013, volunteering with Schools Plus, a project that matches volunteer student tutors with underperforming pupils in Bristol schools. She then co-ordinated English Plus, a Schools Plus sub-project, supporting students who help pupils struggling with English.
Georgia is now recruiting, leading and supporting over 100 student volunteers to tutor over 500 Bristol schoolchildren. She also serves on the Bristol Hub executive committee, co-ordinating Schools Plus projects across the city.
The Young Community Leader Network, run by the Cabinet Office, aims to find outstanding volunteers across the UK whose service merits recognition and whose stories can be shared to inspire others to volunteer.
‘We will get involved in at least one of the social action projects that are affiliated with the volunteers we find,’ said Georgia. ‘We will then present our findings at 10 Downing Street next July. The role also allows me to talk with Cabinet ministers and argue that there are decisions that the government are making that are either hindering the work that volunteers do, or that are responsible for the existence of the type of work volunteers are doing. I look forward to making these arguments over the course of the next 10 months.’
The scheme is facilitated by the Step Up To Serve network.