“No Name” Youth Group

We had good news in May 2014 when it was announced that the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation had awarded FoSJP a very generous £1000 of Sport Relief funding to start up a youth group for local young people with autism.

Volunteers Wanted for Tuck Shop

Do you have any spare time…?
We’re looking for volunteers to run a Tuck Shop at St.James’ Park, selling sweets and ice creams, after school for a couple of hours and during the school holidays. We’re looking for an adult to run it and we’d also like a young person to help.

Community Activities at St.James’ Park

Welcome to our new Community Activities pages. These replace our previous Volunteering & Training pages, and are being expanded to cover activities by other local organisations in and around St.James’ Park. Visit our…

Our Community Volunteer Coordinator – Marina Murphy

Marina Murphy was appointed as FoSJP’s part‑time Community Volunteer Coordinator on Monday 4th November 2013. Marina says:

Marina Murphy
Community Volunteer Coordinator

“I found my life’s vocation within weeks of joining my previous employer, an independent charity, as a volunteer. Many years of working with disadvantaged young people alongside supporting, mentoring and managing volunteers has provided me with a breadth of vocational and life skills. After over 20 years in the field I am still passionate about working with volunteers and really believe in the benefits of doing so. I have seen so many people gaining skills, experience, confidence, friends, a new vocation, a purpose or simply something to do through volunteering.”

“You may have seen me hanging around in St.James’ Park over the last few months as part of my voluntary work with the Coxford & District Youth Project. I will be working part‑time as the Community Volunteer Coordinator, based in the office behind the ParkLife Café a couple of days a week so please ask for me if there is anything you would like to ask about volunteering. If I’m not in just leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.”

“I am very much looking forward to continuing the great work that has already been done and am open to ideas and suggestions so please get in touch.”

This post is funded by theLankelly Chase Foundation.

Marina is usually in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays – you can email her viamarina.murphy@fosjp.org.uk or leave her a message on 023 8077 9763 and she’ll get back to you as soon as she can.

Marina’s predecessor Jan Carr was our Community Coordinator from May 2012 through September 2013 – our best wishes and thanks go to Jan for the contributions that she made during that time to St.James’ Park and our community.