Volunteer Youth Worker at Monday Club ages 11-14
The volunteer worker will be part of a team providing a Community Club for young people aged 11-14 years who live locally. As a team member the volunteer worker will help to create a fun, safe environment with constructive things to do, offering practical, emotional and educational support.
With the aim of improving their self-esteem, helping with relational and self-management skills, grow in their leadership skills, teaching them to take personal ownership of their environment, the place where they live, their future and their interactions with others.
The club is open one evening per week term time (Mondays) for 2.5 hours. The Club runs from 6-7.30 pm plus set up time/down time and debrief of 30 minutes at the start and end of a session.
Further opportunities are available to help at holiday club events such as Community Fairs and outings at the end of each term.
There will be 3 x team planning and evaluation meetings during the course of the year. Times will be mutually arranged within the team and volunteers will be expected to attend.
The ongoing development and training of our volunteers is important to us and vital to the running of the club. Volunteers will be encouraged to attend and any charges for training will be paid for by the Community Hub.
Volunteers are required to complete yearly safeguarding training which will either be online or at the Hub.
What skills do I need?
To create a welcoming inclusive culture where respect for each other and care for others is key.
To develop relationships and community among the young people aged 11 upwards and families on the Forest Estate and wider Englefield Green through running a weekly term time club.
- a caring enthusiastic and encouraging individual
- the ability to communicate and interact effectively with young people
- ability to work within a team environment
- responsible and reliable
- the desire to develop young people's leadership skills and abilities
- a welcoming positive attitude
- willing to support young people locally to develop and grow
- to be a good team player and listen to young people
Although no previous experience is required for this role we welcome those who have previously worked in a youth centered environment.
Appointment to post: Is subject to a satisfactory completion of application forms, enhanced criminal records check and reference checks.
The Forest Estate Community Hub (RM)
- Families and Parenting
- Young People
- Youth Work
- DBS check required
- Expenses reimbursed
Ongoing development and training, expenses will be paid by the Community Hub
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteers covered by insurance
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 20/08/2020
End Date: 20/08/2021
Monday evening 6-7.30 pm during term time
57 Larchwood Drive
Citizens Advice Runnymede and Spelthorne (SP)
Surrey Clubs for Young People (RB)
Transport and More - Good Neighbours Scheme (TD)
Spelthorne District Scout Council (SP)
Relate Mid Surrey (RB)