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Reaching Out is a National Lottery funded scheme, based at our PACT programme in York.

The project, established in 2009, provides opportunities for disabled young people (aged 16-25) to gain experience of volunteering with voluntary organisations and local businesses.

These experiences help young people to gain confidence and independence. They are learning new skills and developing relationships which can help them to continue volunteering and can help with finding paid employment in the future.


As well as working with disabled young people, we also provide support to volunteers who are recruited and trained to work alongside the young people as they volunteer. This helps to ensure that everyone involved has a valued and fulfilling experience.