We’ve always been reliant on dedicated volunteers like you to help us in our mission of turning the lives of young people around. Whether you’re helping in our offices and centres or working one-to-one with young people, your support can have a powerful impact and long lasting effects.
We’re looking for a range of volunteers from all walks of life to support us in as many ways as they can, whether you have 2 hours, or 20 hours, we’ll tailor your experience with us to best utilise your skills and knowledge!
1. Support a range of children and young people between the ages of 11-30 to develop their skills and confidence:
- Mentor young people to build their confidence and help them to develop important life skills so that they can re-engage with or enter into education, training or work, or set up in business, meeting regularly and committing 4-8 hours a month.
- Deliver workshops and sessions to groups of young people.
- Provide bespoke one-to-one support and guidance during sessions to young people with additional needs such as language, literacy and numeracy support.
2. Help our colleagues more efficiently deliver our services and develop their skills and knowledge:
- Work with colleagues to do outreach and reporting.
- Feed into regional strategic priorities.
- Coach, mentor and train our colleagues to aid their own personal and professional development.
3. Spread the word about who The Trust is, what we do and how others can help by championing the voice of young people as well as connecting us with communities, individuals and partners who may be able to help us achieve our mission.
4. Help raise vital funds:
- Promote the keys ways people can give to The Trust, such as making a donation, participating in a fundraising event, or leaving a legacy.
- Help promote fundraising events amongst your network.
- If you’re able to, consider becoming a regular donor yourself.
5. Help us build a cohesive community of supporters behind young people:
- Identify potential volunteers with the right skills and experience to support us.
- Support and supervise fellow volunteers, providing regular contact and building a network of volunteers.
- Deliver ongoing training for fellow volunteers.
Regardless of what you volunteer to do on behalf of The Trust, if you choose to volunteer we will expect you to:
- Embrace and live by the values and behaviours of The Trust
- Promote and protect the safety and wellbeing of children and young people participating in Trust programmes and activities. This means agreeing to undergo a criminal records check in place if working directly with our young people.
- Participate in regular training and reviews, follow Trust policies and procedures.
- Be an active and engaged champion and supporter of The Trust, striving to help us reaching our mission and undertaking your role as a volunteer to the best of your ability.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 10/12/2019
End Date: 10/12/2020
This opportunity is available Countywide.
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