An Isle of Wight charity helping disadvantaged and challenging young people is seeking willing volunteers to offers their skills and time to help young people in need.

Challenge & Adventure works with 13-19 year old islanders who’re struggling to engage at school, home and in the community. The charity runs outdoor activities for the young people to help build their confidence and raise their self esteem.

As funding for charitable organisations becomes increasingly hard to find the charity is calling on Islanders to offer their time rather than money to help them out.

Phil Wells from Challenge & Adventure explains. “Charitable giving has fallen by 20% in the last year, and we recognise that many aren’t able to give even if they’d like to. As a small charity an extra pair of hands can be worth more to us than thousands of pounds, so we are seeking volunteers to donate their time whether it’s just an hour helping to re-paint our building or a day each week helping at our new shop project.

“We’re looking for everything from mini-bus drivers to qualified outdoor instructors, shop assistants, craftsmen and women, mechanics, cake bakers and fundraisers. If you have skill that you think might be useful we’d love to hear from you.

“Your help could make a huge difference to a small charity with big ambitions for young people.”

To find out more about how you could help email emily@challengeandadventure.org.uk today or call 01983 527026.