Aaron Payne – Lead Volunteer Youth Voice Trustee
For three years Aaron was mentored by Enthusiasm after being identified as being at risk of exclusion, antisocial behaviour, or offending. Today, Aaron gives up at least three evenings every week to work with our young people, running football training sessions alongside Derby County Community Trust and helping at youth club. He also helps to run school holiday activity clubs and is now training other volunteers in how they too can help Enthusiasm provide a safe place for young people. Aaron is also on the city’s Youth Voice Board, representing the young people who attend Enthusiasm and the community they live in. He also represents the young people on Enthusiasm’s board and requests funding for projects, flags up safeguarding issues, suggests activities and rolls up his sleeves to help run them. When not at college studying construction and bricklaying or volunteering at Enthusiasm, Aaron plays an active role in supporting his single mum and 14 siblings.