Saturday, 3 April 2010

Volunteering with ONE

I'm volunteering with ONE campaign at the moment and I'm having lots of fun. ONE asked me if i would like to host a presentation with the Global Poverty Project, obviously i said yes. After briefly scanning the information that they had sent me i thought crikey i can't do this, but after looking through things closely i realised that this was not as bad as i originally thought.

In trying to find a location for my event which has been pretty hard work, i came up with the idea that i would host an event in one of my local schools/colleges, the only trouble is they are closed for the Easter break, and so i am left waiting for the schools to re-open which is a little frustrating. But in about a weeks time i should hear more.

I'm also arranging a husting in my local area with local councillors and their constituency's. One of my work colleagues Kate is helping me arrange this as we need young people who know quite a bit about Politics. We are arranging for the young people to ask the local councillors specific questions around poverty as the elections that are coming up, so this should be fun to watch what the politician's have to say for themselves on the questions asked.

I'm really happy that ONE has asked me to volunteer with them again after i volunteered with them last year at the U2 shows, where i signed up lots of new members, and had an absolutely amazing time, i also met some people who i have remained friends with. My new friends and i came up with idea of the TWO campaign, the campaign to eradicate poverty, ha ha, this is a joke about the ONE campaign and apparently a long standing joke with the guys from ONE.

I have also been invited to the ONE vote launch in London which I'm very excited to be involved in, and i can't wait to learn more from the guys at ONE!!

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