Crossover is a Youth Centre in Liss, Hampshire. We are here to support local young people aged 9 - 19. Crossover is proud to have won the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Village of the Year Inspiring Places Award 2017 for our work in supporting local young people and the positive effect this has on the local community.
We offer 6 sessions throughout the week. Splitting them into younger sessions for Years 5-7, and older sessions for Year 8-11+.
Whilst accompanied by Youth Workers and our incredible network of volunteers, Young People are encouraged to express themselves through various ways. These include socialising with friends, taking advantage of the facilities at Crossover including arts & crafts, sports activities, weekly tennis sessions, use of the pool table and ping pong table, video games, cookery session and learning/playing musical instruments.
We also have a strong network in place to support Young People who may be vulnerable and need our support. We have an in-house trained counsellor who offers free counselling to young people, which is an invaluable asset to Crossover. Weekly, we also deliver targeted work relevant to the current needs of young people e.g. alcohol awareness, information on substance misuse, healthy relationships, sexual health etc, to help with the education and personal development of Young People in the community.
Crossover employs 3 part-time Youth Workers and an administrator. We rely on our incredible network of 15 volunteers, to help with our popular and ever growing sessions.
Even if you have a couple of hours to spare once a month to help out at one of our sessions it is so greatly appreciated. Previous experience is not essential, as we offer training and support to volunteers. Any skills that volunteers could offer to Young People are always welcome and appreciated. These could include but are not limited to: Cookery skills, tutoring, language skills, music skills, sport skills etc.
The Experience working with Young People is truly invaluable, whether if it was to gain experience working with Young People for a future career, wanting to help make an impact within the local community, or to get volunteering experience for Duke of Edinburgh. Volunteering at Crossover Youth Centre has something to offer and benefit all!
If you are unsure about working with Young People, there are still plenty of ways to get involved! We always require help with things such as cleaning and fundraising or any other way you feel you could help out at Crossover.
Our Youth Centre is wheelchair accessible, with a downstairs disable toilet and also a chair lift.
- Age restrictions
Volunteering opportunities are for those aged 18 years and over. Unless volunteering with Crossover would be for the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
This is not usually offered, however if finances would be an issue to prevent you from volunteering, please enquire.
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
In house and external training is offered when training is available and necessary.
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteers covered by insurance
Crossover holds public liability insurance.
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Our session times that you can volunteer at are the following: Monday: 6:30pm - 8:30pm (Years 9-11+ up to 19 years old) Tuesday: 3:45pm - 5:45pm (Years 5-7) 6:30pm - 8:00pm (Years 8-11) Wednesday: 3:45pm - 5pm (Years 5 onwards - Tennis @Newman Collard) 6:30pm - 8:30pm (Years 9-11+ up to 19 years old) Thursday: 3:45pm- 5:45pm (Years 5-7)
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