Volunteer Youth Work Assistant

YMCA Clevedon

Name: Volunteer Youth Work Assistant
Organisation: YMCA Clevedon
Location: Marson Road, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 7NN
Type: Part Time
We need volunteers who can commit to once a fortnight or once a week and occasional training. Our After School Café is open 3.30-5pm Monday to Thursday during term time.

Description

Are you committed to helping young people to realise a better future, feel confident, part of the community and that they matter?

Clevedon YMCA need volunteers to help at regular slots at our after school youth provision for ages 11 to 18 years at our community centre in Central Clevedon.

We offer training, any out of pocket expenses, t-shirt and a reference after you have volunteered for us for three months.

Clevedon YMCA is an established charity which focuses on the needs of young people and also adults with learning disabilities. We have a wide range of groups that use the building. The after school club needs volunteers to help in the kitchen, to help the young people with different activities such as sports and arts and crafts, and to be prepared to help in a wide variety of ways as required.

In the holidays we offer activities that are often off site.

The main things that we are looking for in our volunteers are availability, commitment to young people and to diversity, an open and non-judgemental attitude and a willingness to both learn and contribute. Volunteering for us would put you in a good position should a paid vacancy arise.

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Organisation Description

Clevedon YMCA is a community facility that works for the benefit of anyone in need regardless of his or her age, background, culture or faith. We primarily work with 11-19’s but also run sessions for 16-25’s, adults with disabilities, adult sport sessions and children’s non-contact boxing. Our aim is to meet the needs of the vulnerable and enable them to develop to their full potential.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Children
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transsexual
  • Mental Health
  • Mentoring
  • Youth

Types of Activity

  • Youth Work

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

What we are looking for

Commitment to equality and diversity.

Reliability.

Non-judgemental and non-confrontational approach.

Understanding of safeguarding and professional boundaries (training will be offered).

Be able to work as part of a team – no lone working is required.


Benefits

Youth work type experience. Experience of working with young people that would be useful for any social work type position or under 18's work such as education or care type work.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Yes – travel and cost of caring cover
Restrictions: Must have a suitable DBS certificate (this is not a selection criteria, we will carry this out, we have a policy of non-discrimination of people with spent convictions). The YMCA is a Christian organisation, while we don’t require volunteers to be Christ
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: We welcome disabled volunteers who are able to contribute.
Offer: Yes
Training: Yes
Other: T shirt in colour of your choice!

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion