Charlie Lyons

Youth Outreach Officer - canal college Falkirk
Charlie Lyons

Hi, I’m Charlie and I’m the Trust’s Youth Outreach Officer for canal college in Falkirk. I help young people learn new skills and build vital self-confidence to get them on the path to a brighter future.

Before starting on canal college, I worked for HMRC for over 30 years. After volunteering as a mentor on the Trust’s entry level employability programme, Green Action, I decided to take the leap, leave my office job and help even more people in need! Inspired by the stories of the young people Green Action helped, I wanted to do even more. One young person on the programme couldn’t even leave the house before joining because of chronic social anxiety, and now wants to work in social care to help others like her. It’s amazing to help give people a boost.

If you are a young person aged 16-30 in Falkirk and want to get on the path to work, a referral agency, or a family member or friend who knows someone who would benefit from canal college, please get in touch! If you’d like to volunteer your time as a volunteer mentor, I’d love to hear from you too.