Meet the volunteers: Jessica Willcox of Renfrewshire’s Youth Events Panel

Monday 3rd June, 2019

Last week was Volunteer’s Week – celebrating the work of volunteers across the UK and the valuable contributions they make.

While the week of celebrations may be over, volunteers continue their hard work all year round. So, we’ll continue to shine a spotlight on some of our fantastic events volunteers and members of Renfrewshire’s Youth Events Panel, along with the amazing work they have been doing at local events, on projects and more.

Meet Jessica Willcox, who is a member of Renfrewshire’s Youth Events Panel.

Why did you decide to volunteer with our events and become part of the youth events panel?

“To meet new people, to try something new and raise disability awareness at events.”

What are the positive aspects on volunteering with youth events panel?

“It gives me more confidence and independence.”

What would you say to encourage other young people join youth events panel and help at the events?

“You get involved with lots of different projects, its good fun and you get to help with community events.”


Would you like to volunteer as part of Renfrewshire’s Youth Events Panel? To find out more contact:

Watch the amazing mental health awareness film by young volunteers in Renfrewshire

We are getting involved in everything from the technical side and working with aerial artists to creating large props and helping with special effects. I am really looking forward to seeing how everything will work together.

Kate McBurnie, 15 years old
Paisley 2018 Halloween Youth Panel