Assistant Coach

Environmental Vision (Envision)

Name: Assistant Coach
Organisation: Environmental Vision (Envision)
Location: The Office Bristol, St. Nicholas House, 31-34 High Street, Bristol, BS1 2AW
Type: Short Term
We ask volunteers to attend a one-hour session at the same time each week in a Bristol school from their start date to May.


Do you want to do something exciting and rewarding?

Do you want to be inspired?

Are you interested in working with young people?

Youth Charity Envision are looking for volunteer assistant coaches to empower 16-17 year-olds in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

* 2 hours a week (September-May) mentoring with young people
* Flexible around work/study and your location
* Receive training and ongoing support
* Develop your facilitation and mentoring skills
* Work hands-on with our staff in a school
* Help young people develop their employability skills
* Get involved with our (super fun!) citywide events
* Good for your CV/first step into the youth charity sector
* No experience necessary - but plenty of enthusiasm required!

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Organisation Description

Envision is building a fairer society: a society where people collaborate and help each other to overcome disadvantage.

We have a two pronged approach to delivering this vision:

Firstly we are leveling the playing field for disadvantaged young people by enabling them to develop the confidence, competencies and networks they need to succeed in life and work

Secondly, because we use community challenges to do this, we are also empowering a generation of change-makers with the values and character that equip them to tackle wider problems in society.

Together with our supporters we are building a society in which young people grow up with a sense of social responsibility, a desire to get stuck in and the skills to make a positive difference. Because the skills necessary to be a change-maker are also highly valued by employers, we also enable young people to improve their own career prospects. This means that there is a dual purpose, and consequently double benefit, in everything we do.

Our primary objective is to enable young people to develop five core competencies that we believe are essential as a change-maker and for success in work. These are leadership, empathy, collaboration, communication and problem solving.

We inspire and enable young people to apply these skills to the common good by enhancing their awareness of social and environmental problems within their communities and increasing their belief in their own potential to affect change.

We also enable young people to enhance their employ-ability by building their awareness of the relevance of these competencies in the workplace and enabling them to evidence that they possess them to potential employers.


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Cause / Interests

  • Children
  • Education and Literacy
  • Employment
  • Mentoring
  • Youth

Types of Activity

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

Skills and Qualifications


No experience is necessary. Just enthusiasm and a passion for empowering youth.


Experience working with 13-18 year olds.

Opportunity to build networks across Bristol, fellow volunteers, local businesses and charities.

Facilitation and coaching/training experience.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 19
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Informal discussion, Information Day, DBS Check