Windmill Community Service

Community service provides needed assistance to local, national, and international projects.  These projects benefit the general populace and most often are not addressed completely by the government due to budget and manpower shortages.  Community service groups are non-profit and mainly composed of volunteers.

What is the Windmill Community Service Youth Group?

The Windmill community service youth group is officially known as the Windmill Youth Development Group.  It is a non-profit organisation which raises money through various events in cooperation with other charitable organisations to support worthy causes.  The group also participates in various projects locally and abroad to enhance the quality of life of the citizenry.

 

The focus of the group is on young people aged 15 to 25.  The Windmill community service youth group is dedicated to helping young people develop into productive leaders.  The group is actively engaged in the Duke of Edinburgh Award program.  It has been in existence since 1978.  It has established high standards for its volunteer members.  They are open to all students regardless of background or academic skills.  They work on developing youth beyond their GSCE and A levels.

 

All activities are under the supervision of the Windmill community service youth group executive committee members.  These individuals are all trained to have the proper qualifications to lead, develop and ensure the safety of the young people in their care.  These leaders are all unpaid volunteers dedicated to helping young people succeed in life.  Not all who join and participate in the programs succeed.  Some do fail, but for those who do succeed, that in itself is their testimony.

 

The Windmill community service youth group raises its own funding for events and also receives financial support from several sponsors including:

 

  • Age Concern Millennium Awards
  • Blackpool Borough Council
  • Children's Network Fund
  • England Squash
  • Lancashire County Council
  • The Shepherd Street Trust

What do the Windmill Community Service Youth Group do?

The Windmill community service youth group has performed many projects to benefit the local and international community.  Among the projects recently completed are:

 

  • Cleared pathways in a forest area to provide better access for those with physical disabilities;
  • Raised over £12,000 to support various community causes;
  • Held a run to raise money for the homeless;
  • Helped send several disadvantaged youth to Outward Bound programs;
  • Held various expeditions and similar events for youth to build their leadership and life skills.

Where is the Windmill Community Service Youth Group Located?

The Windmill community service youth group is located on the outskirts of Blackpool at Stanley Park.  They meet every Wednesday evening at 6pm.  There is no membership fee but a donation of £1 is encouraged at each meeting.  The money goes to support the organisation itself.  The Windmill community service youth group can be contacted by phone or email.

 

The Windmill community service youth group provides a valuable resource for young people in the Blackpool area.  They focus on developing the youth physically and mentally.  Those who actively participate soon learn they are capable of achieving things they didn't think possible of themselves and that is an excellent basis for their adulthood and becoming leaders in their community and nation.