Launch of VIY

Tuesday 19th April 2011

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The VIY project, combining DIY and volunteering, has launched in London and brings together A4e, London Youth, Pimlico Plumbers, v and Wickes.

Created and managed by The Co-Sponsorship Agency, VIY challenges young people aged 16-25 to learn valuable trade and building skills ‘on the job’ by fixing local youth club and community buildings in need of essential repairs. So far, VIY volunteers have committed more than 1,000 hours to the refurbishment of two clubs buildings in Streatham, with guidance from local builders, roofers, plumbers and electricians.

For more information, go to: www.volunteerityourself.com