Tolworth is an area of South West London with high rates of youth crime, with nowhere for young people to go after school. It’s also home to a myriad of charity shops that fall amongst a dying high street. The charity shops are in dire need of volunteers and youths are in need of direction and learning life skills, so we created Boost.
Boost is a scheme and service that connects the charity shops with the local high schools to train students to be volunteers, in turn gaining life skills - CV building, applying for jobs, work experience - whilst also giving the charity shops access to a steady rotation of volunteers.
A part of the reward is a Boost Tolworth card which can be redeemed for a discount around Tolworth - promoting the use of the local high street in the process.