|Organisation:||Congresbury Youth Partnership|
|Location:||Youth Club Portakabin, Riverside car Park, (Off of Kent Road), Congresbury, North Somerset, BS49 5BD|
Committee meetings are on third Tuesday of every month, 6pm - 8pm, and it is essential to attend most of these. Other optional volunteering can be regular, or flexible, in any of the sessions below, not necessarily every week. Monday 3 - 6.30pm Tuesday 3 - 5pm Wednesday 3 - 5pm and then 6.30 - 9pm Holiday timing varies, but usually Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Could you put your skills and experience to good use and support our young people?
If so, please consider joining our youth club management committee.
Responsibilities could include:
supporting the running of CYP, including staff and volunteers
dealing with fundraising
assisting with administration
overseeing building maintenance
supporting youth workers running clubs for 8 – 10 year olds and 11 - 14 year olds.
Opportunities exist to take a part in the work with young people, (there are three sessions every week in term time, and all day events in school holidays, and the volunteer roles are shared on a rota basis so that no-one is expected to do more than they wish to), but attending the sessions is not essential.
Some roles could be home based, but for meetings and sessions you would need to be able to attend at the CYP cabin.
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 -11, on Wednesday evening (Term time only).
•Holiday activities during selected school holidays.
•Ad hoc fund raising events for families and young people.
There are no special skills required, but we welcome people with skills they feel they would like to share / put to good use.
We would particularly welcome people with youth work background, finance and funding experience, and Trustee experience, but support will be given to any new member wanting to learn these roles.
If you are volunteering directly supporting young people, we would like volunteers who are open minded, friendly, approachable, able to talk to children and young people on their own terms. this is essential for those wanting to join our youth work sessions.
Gratitude from young people in the community
|Expenses:||Yes, but due to our small budget, we can not cover travel costs for volunteers coming from outside of Congresbury|
|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|
|Training:||In-house while volunteering. Basic First Aid training is available. Child protection training is available.|
|Other:||Minimum age: 18 for a trustee position. Young people (14 - 18) are welcome to volunteer for other roles as long as we have sufficient adult support to meet our Adult : Young People ratio.|
Informal discussion, References, DBS Check