Over a hundred teenage volunteers kicked off Project ImpACT’s first in-person volunteering event in 18 months as they launched a variety of meaningful social action projects.

In an electric atmosphere the teens threw themselves into a diverse range of volunteering programmes for each year group. This included learning sign language to get a better awareness of the deaf community, tutoring Israeli children from underprivileged backgrounds through Zoom and cooking up 100 meals for food banks and homeless shelters. The volunteers were delighted to be back in-person and the mood was buzzing. Working together, teenagers made delicious ratatouille and apple crumble using food donated by the Felix Project who collect surplus food from local supermarkets and then deliver it to local charities. After the session, the cooked food was distributed by volunteers to local food banks and homeless shelters. 

Marcus, from the Felix Project said he was incredibly impressed by the ImpACT volunteers: “Watching these young people giving their time to prepare food for local people in need was amazing”

Yael, an ImpACT Ambassador who helped run the session said: “It is great to be part of such a wonderful cause and be back volunteering in person again. It was wonderful to see everyone so enthusiastic to volunteer.”

ImpACT Founder and Director Chayli Fehler said “It was fantastic to see ImpACT volunteers back in action. They are keen to make an impact and support those around them and we are proud of our volunteers. They are the future”.

ImpACT Volunteer Eliav said, “I am really looking forward to the ImpACT in Israel programme, where we can connect with Israeli children and support them to speak English”.

The social action events, which were sold out, was the launch of Project ImpACT’s ongoing weekly volunteering programmes. If you are interested in getting involved in any Project ImpACT sessions, please contact info@projectimpact.org.uk 

Upcoming volunteering events include a Supermarket Sweep on 13th November for Foodbank Aid, a Cookathon for the homeless on 14th November, an Interfaith Volunteering opportunity on 17th November and a range of exciting social action options on Mitzvah Day on 21stNovember.