Volunteers during one of their activities last year with the Volunteer Corps.

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –-January is an important month for the Volunteer Corps as they encourage volunteers to register and gear up to continue making a positive difference in 2019.

Department of Youth Empowerment Youth Officer Sharon Cannonier said registration is open to volunteer until Jan 31. They are registering individuals and non-profit organizations to volunteer for projects that will benefit worthy causes.

Until the deadline, volunteers can register at the Department of Youth Empowerment’s office on the top floor of The Cable Building. A volunteer orientation and training session will take place in February.

Ms. Cannonier said during the session volunteers will learn about the programme, the value of volunteering and other benefits. Ms. Cannonier stressed anyone can register to join the corps.

“With the orientation and training date coming soon, volunteers requests should be submitted soon,” Ms. Cannonier said. “Projects include beautification campaigns, packing and distributing food hampers, hosting social functions for the underprivileged or other vulnerable groups.”

Officials expect the number of requests to increase this year, especially in February to participate in the Second Annual National Volunteer Day.

Ms. Cannonier emphasized that projects must serve to uplift the community and its residents.

For additional information, contact the Department of Youth Empowerment at 467-1393.