Facilitators

Explore

Name: Facilitators
Organisation: Explore
Location:
Type: Part Time
This role is suitable for flexible volunteering. We may only require the volunteer facilitator once per academic term, or maybe a couple of times for an hour or two only. Most of the work we do is during the day, so some daytime availability is essential.

Description

Help shape a positive future for young people by enabling them to explore healthy relationships by becoming a volunteer facilitator.

- The chance to make a real difference for young people
- Opportunity for classroom experience
- Full training provided

Explore is a relationships education charity, set up in 2000. We deliver sessions in schools for 14-17 year olds to help them discuss, evaluate and explore the life skills needed for long-term, healthy relationships. Through our sessions, young people are able to challenge media stereotypes about relationships, and any negative experiences of their own, to gain self-awareness, confidence, understanding and hope for their own future happiness. We apply the principle of learning by experience, where young people lead their own open dialogue to investigate the relationships of ordinary couples who, in response, offer experiences from their own relationship. Our young people are prepared and supported to draw conclusions from these dialogues.
www.explorerelationships.org.uk

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Organisation Description

Explore is a relationships education charity, set up in 2000. We deliver sessions in schools for 14-17 year olds to help them discuss, evaluate and explore the life skills needed for long-term, healthy relationships. Through our sessions, young people are able to challenge media stereotypes about relationships, and any negative experiences of their own, to gain self-awareness, confidence, understanding and hope for their own future happiness. We apply the principle of learning by experience, where young people lead their own open dialogue to investigate the relationships of ordinary couples who, in response, offer experiences from their own relationship. Our young people are prepared and supported to draw conclusions from these dialogues.


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Cause / Interests

  • Children
  • Education and Literacy
  • Mentoring
  • Youth

Types of Activity

  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Community Work
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Work

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

We are seeking volunteers to facilitate and support our sessions in Bristol.
You will be responsible for introducing the topic of healthy relationships, engaging the students, introducing volunteer couples involved in the session, ensuring the sessions keep to time and summarising the session at the end. The sessions typically run with a class of up to 30 students for around 1 hour.
This is an ideal opportunity for Trainee Teachers or Youth Workers, and will provide classroom experience to enhance your CV.
Skills, experience and personal qualities:
• Full training given
• All Explore volunteers are required to complete a full DBS check
• Experience of facilitation, coaching, mentoring and / or teaching ideal
• Experience of working with young people in some capacity
• Personal qualities of patience, listening skills, sense of humour, excellent communication and presenting skills
• Ability to relate to, and engage with, young people
We seek to represent the young people we are here to serve and very much welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, sexualities and religions.


Benefits

You will gain experience of working with young people in a class room or youth work setting. You will get as much out of this role as you put in and often volunteer facilitators stay with us for many years or even decades! You will meet other volunteers and feel part of the Explore team, and we are always happy to offer a reference. Full training is provided.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 20
Maximum Age: 80
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Yes
Restrictions: N/A
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: No
Special Needs: No
Offer: Yes
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Informal discussion