Two Norwich brothers are urging their teenage peers to volunteer.

Timo and Max Stam are the youngest volunteers for Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust.

Now, the City of Norwich School students are using Student Volunteering Week, February 12 to 18, to highlight the impact volunteering can have on the community.

Max, 15, said: “It’s good to help and give something back to the community.

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"Without volunteers lots of activities wouldn’t happen and historic things like the wherries wouldn’t be there for future generations to enjoy.”

The Stam brothers have been volunteering at the Wroxham-based Wherry Yacht Charter and also serve as leaders at their local Cub group.

Having joined the charity as Friends, they completed a training course that made them eligible to serve as crew members on the historic wherry boats.

Timo, 17, said: “The wherries are beautiful boats over 100 years old and it’s amazing to be able to sail on them.

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"We meet interesting people and enjoy doing our bit to help keep the wherries sailing on the Norfolk Broads.

“Volunteering is good for our mental health and gives us a sense of wellbeing.

"It’s a great thing to do and we’d recommend it to other young and older people.”

The Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust, which relies solely on its volunteer-run friends group, offers various volunteering roles.

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Volunteer organiser Judith Keogh said: “We are always looking for people to join us and we have volunteering roles to suit various strengths and abilities.

"We are particularly keen to find people of all ages to help with events, social media, photography, graphic design and to train as viewing guides on our wherry based at How Hill in the summer.”

For those interested, further details can be found by emailing: