Author Archives: Andrew Wilding-Smith

Andrew Wilding-Smith

About Andrew Wilding-Smith

Andy joined YouthNet in 2011 in the Partnerships team working on Do-it , after the successful completion of the Do-it Transfer in late 2013 he joined the Volunteering & Training Team as Volunteering Development Manager.

Man vs. Volunteering & Support:  the practicalities

We’re returning to our men vs support blog series with more insights into what our group of young male volunteers want from support and advice services. During the second of three workshops, we moved on from discussions about how young … Continue reading

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Man vs. Support:  How, why & when young men access support

Over the coming months YouthNet will be running three workshops with young men aged 16 -25. Since this is the first time we’ve ever focused on men’s help-seeking behaviour online, I thought I’d capture some of the things we’re learning … Continue reading

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Co-creating apps: Lessons from designing Motimator

Hi, I’m Andy, and I’m a volunteering Development manager at YouthNet, the digital information and support charity for young people. My role during the co-creation of Motimator (a new app that aims to help motivate young people when faced with … Continue reading

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Volunteers’ Week: Thank You!

YouthNet’s volunteers offer their time, energy and brains to so many different and challenging roles within YouthNet – without our volunteers we couldn’t reach and support as many young people as we do. We ask a lot of our volunteers … Continue reading

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Do-it Transfer Partner FAQ

Partners FAQ Q. Why are YouthNet selling Do-it? A. YouthNet is passing on, not selling the service. Do-it’s success is something we are extremely proud of and has only been possible with the support of Volunteer Centres, partners and the … Continue reading

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Partnerships Team Volunteering at Whitechapel Mission

On Friday 2nd March the Partnerships team went to volunteer cooking breakfast at the Whitechapel Mission. This is something we went into like Annika on Challenge Annika, or maybe like one of those IT teams from Telford on the Crystal … Continue reading

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From unemployment to volunteering to employment…

During those dark dreary, post-University days that move so slowly through the Autumn and Winter that I, like so many others thought to myself, “Where have all my friends gone?”, “What am I doing?” and “Was all that money really … Continue reading

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