Liverpool volunteer wins
A volunteer who helps young people
in Liverpool has won a national award, recognising her hard work and
Alexia Zavros, who has been volunteering at drug and alcohol treatment
charity Addaction in Liverpool for more than a year, received the Marsh
Christian Trust Volunteer Award.
Alexia was honoured at a ceremony in the Palace of Westminster on 2 December
along with three other Addaction volunteers from across the country.
During her time with Addaction, Alexia ran the Baby Project, a 6 week
course for young people thinking about having a baby. This includes asking
teens to make a diary of their daily lives and considering how a baby would
affect them, as well as taking home an electronic baby.
When some of the girls expressed concern about self harm during the course,
Alexia arranged an expert speaker to address self harm.
Alexia also supported Addaction staff with their group sessions in schools.
Alexia says:- "I work with children and was looking for ways to help
people and expand my skills. I took a chance when I applied [to volunteer],
I really didn't think I'd get through. There's been a lot of firsts for me
as a volunteer. I'm gaining so much through it."