Please note that there are no volunteer places at present, although you can apply to be on the waiting list.
The Youth Support Service in Barking and Dagenham has identified the need for youth clubs to serve young people aged 11 to 19 years. This will provide local young people within various wards with an opportunity to engage in positive activities within a safe environment.
Each club offer weekly sessions and provide activities such as pool, table tennis, PS3 and Wii, art and craft, table football, hockey, rounders, football and other outdoor activities if weather permits as well as various trips.
These clubs are run by volunteers who are local residents. As a volunteer your primary role will be to engage with the young people through conversations, table or board games as well as supervise them during club sessions.
Who should apply?
You do not need any qualifications, training or experience but:
What will I get out of it?
- If you are passionate about working with young people.
- If you can give up 3 hours of your time for at least one night per week
- If you are willing to learn new skills / knowledge
- If you are willing to participate in Youth Work training
- If you are willing to comply with Criminal Records Bureau checks (CRB)
- If you are willing to pay £6.00 fee for your CRB checks
As a volunteer you will get:
- A free introduction to Youth work training which will give you the ‘nuts and bolts’ of what is expected from you.
- You will get a certificate to show you have had this training
- On-going personal development support
- An opportunity to learn and develop a range of new skills
- Satisfaction from knowing you are making a difference to young people’s lives and within your community
- To meet different people from various walks of life and build new relationships
- To add to your experience which would be useful for employers