Youth Supporter

Congresbury Youth Partnership

Name: Youth Supporter
Organisation: Congresbury Youth Partnership
Location: Youth Club Portakabin, Riverside car Park, (Off of Kent Road), Congresbury, North Somerset, BS49 5BD
Type: Part Time
Flexible to suit volunteer's availability. Your support can be regular, or flexible, in any of the sessions indicated, not necessarily every session or week. Term time sessions are Tuesday 3 - 5pm Wednesday 3 - 5pm Wednesday 5 - 7pm Thursday 7- 9pm Holiday timing vary, but usually Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Description

Could you support our youth workers? Could you help to run clubs for 8 – 10 year olds, 10 -12 year olds or 11- 14 year olds?
Activities could include supporting young people with: providing information, developing life skills, art, crafts, cooking, IT, sports, trips and various other activities.
You will be supported at all times by professional youth workers, and your role will be to assist in activities organised by them, however, there will be opportunities to plan activities where you share your own interests and skill if you wish. Young people are also involved in planning the programme of activities. There are a number of sessions every week in term time, and the volunteer roles are shared on a rota basis so that no-one is expected to do more than they wish to. CYP also runs all day events in school holidays, which also require volunteers.

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Organisation Description

CYP works with the part-time Youth Workers to support the young people of Congresbury and surrounding areas, providing a variety of opportunities and activities to meet the needs of 8-14 year olds. Our work is funded partly by Congresbury Parish Council.
CYP promotes and supports development of teenage and adult volunteering and young people's involvement in the community.

Our current activities include:
•After school club on a Tuesday and Wednesday (Term time only).
•Youth Club session for young people, in school years 6 & 7, on Wednesday evening (Term time only).
•Youth Club session for young people, in school years 7 to 10, on Thursday evening (Term time only).
•Holiday activities during selected school holidays.
•Ad hoc fund raising events for families and young people.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Art and Culture
  • Children
  • Mentoring
  • Sport and Outdoor Activities
  • Youth

Types of Activity

  • General and Helping
  • Youth Work

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

There are no special skills required, but we welcome people with skills they feel they would like to share.
Personal qualities might include:
being open minded
having a friendly personality
being approachable
ability to talk to children and young people on their own terms


Benefits

Fun
Friends
Confidence
References
Some of our young volunteers have used their experience for DofE Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 14
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Yes, but due to our small budget, we can not cover travel costs for volunteers coming from outside of Congresbury
Restrictions: NA
Induction: In house while volunteering
Insurance Cover: Employer's liability Insurance in place
Special Needs: Can be discussed in confidence to ensure we are able to provide the correct level of support
Offer: NA
Training: In house while volunteering. opportunity for Basic First Aid training may be available occasionally.
Other: Minimum Age: 14 as long as we have enough Adult volunteers to comply with our Adult:Young People ratio. Adult volunteers are classed as 18+

Recruitment Method

DBS Check, Informal discussion, Taster session