Suffolk HOPE Awards

The HOPE Awards are a new opportunity for us to celebrate the contribution young people make within our community. Set up in partnership by Suffolk Constabulary and Suffolk County Council during Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 we take forward the principles of this week as we look to;

• We stand together to promote the positive engagements of our young people
• We stand together to support our young people to make a difference and not to be a bystander
• We stand together with our young people

Nominations
The awards are open to all young persons between the age of 11yrs and 18yrs old and prizes will be awards in four main categories; Diversity, Determination, Respect & Kindness and Team Work.
There will also be a ‘HOPE’ Award, this will be awarded to a school for their overall performance and participation in the awards.
The age categories are; KS3-school year 7, 8 & 9, KS4- school year 10 & 11, Sixth Form-year 12 & 13.
For more information visit our website: www.suffolk.police.uk/hope

Volunteering Opportunity: British Red Cross International Youth Volunteering Programme

We have the opportunity for volunteers to join the International Youth Volunteering Programme (IYVP) in Iceland and Portugal from September 2021. As part of the European Solidarity Corps scheme, we offer young people aged 18-30 residing in the UK the chance to volunteer overseas with our partner Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. All of our placements are fully funded, with travel, accommodation, health insurance costs covered, and volunteers receive a small monthly allowance to cover additional expenses. 

This is the perfect opportunity for those interested in gaining valuable skills, having new experiences and giving back to the community. The personal and professional skills developed on these placements (independence, resilience, working with vulnerable people, etc), as well as the opportunity to travel around a new country and create connections with people from different walks of life are extremely beneficial for any young person looking to start a career in this sector or similar.  We are keen to hear from individuals, especially those who do not normally get the chance to volunteer overseas, who are passionate and motivated for this kind of work, but who also understand that these types of placements require adaptability and resilience, especially in the current challenging climate. Knowledge of the languages are not a requirement so are open to anyone who has the motivation for these roles.   

Iceland (3 volunteers for 12 months): https://ce0650li.webitrent.com/ce0650li_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=127668W1sv&WVID=772610007l&LANG=USA
Deadline: 5th May

Portugal (5 volunteers for 5 months): https://ce0650li.webitrent.com/ce0650li_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=405891W9bj&WVID=772610007l&LANG=USA

Deadline: 9th May

These will be our final volunteer placements as part of the European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ programmes, so we would highly encourage young people to apply as we cannot guarantee there will be similar opportunities of this kind in the future through the British Red Cross.