Volunteering and Vacancies

Closes the 16th of October at 5pm

Volunteering

Would you like the chance to volunteer at a successful and well established youth project? Would you like the chance to make a positive contribution within your community and learn new skills? Then why not get in touch, we are always looking for new volunteers to help support our projects. No matter what your age, young or older we have lots of opportunities, so please take a look at all the projects below.

Sprowston and Old Catton Youth Groups –

Sprowston Teen Café – 6.30pm until 9.30pm.

Old Catton Teen Café – Spring/summer 6.30pm until 9.30pm Autumn/Winter 7pm until 9pm.

Roles include running the tuck shop, monitoring the register, supporting and being in charge of activities, managing the site and also the possibility of delivering activities.

Holiday Provision –

Trips during school holidays – includes Paintballing, Tubing, Thorpe Park, residential’s and lots more.

Community outreach –

We have an adapted caravan (community outreach vehicle) that we use to engage with young people who are currently not engaging with the project. Outreach runs during school holidays. We are always looking for caravan drivers that have access to their own towing vehicle.

We are also in the process of developing an evening drop in service, that will target areas where there is known ASB (Anti-Social Behaviour) in Sprowston, Old Catton and other surrounding villages – we aim to launch in 2018.

YSA (Youth Social Action) Young Volunteers –

The young people involved in this project hold 2 events each year, an example of this was a 1950’s tea dance for young people living with dementia and their families. They always need extra hands or if this sounds like a project you would like to get involved with get in touch. The group meets every other Friday during term time and every Friday during school holidays. Days can change depending on availability of the young volunteers, but we try to stick to Fridays. We are also looking for young volunteers for this project aged between 13 and 18.

Integrational Community Greenhouse Project –

This project runs on a Monday evening – 6pm until 8pm spring/summer and 6pm until

7pm autumn/winter. We need volunteers of all ages for this project and is for 12 year olds with no end age.

Young Volunteer Programme –

Our programme is for young people aged between 16 – 18 (up to your 19th birthday). Even if your younger there are lots of opportunities within most of our projects, please do get in contact.

All of our younger volunteers will gain a Vinspired Award, which is nationally recognised youth volunteering accreditation. If you plan to attend university in the future the awards can be used towards UCAS points.

Hours used in any of our projects can be used for the community part of your D of E Awards.

Any project you take part in will look great on your C.V.

SYEP FC –

We currently have a 7 a side boys’ team playing in the Norfolk Christian League (you do not have to be Christian to play in this league). Although we currently have a manager, he is on placement which will end in 2019. Towards the end of his placement his involvement will become less, so looking for someone who would be interested working with him and eventually taking his place.

Trustees –

Do you feel you could add value to our project by becoming a trustee?? You will have to attend bi monthly meetings and sign a trustee declaration. Please visit the Charity Commissions website for more information about the roles and responsibilities of a trustee.

Volunteer Counsellors –

We will be looking for part time volunteer counsellors to support our 121 work in 2018. If your looking for a placement for a course or need experience working with this age group please get in touch.

Broadening our services –

We are in the process of developing a three year business plan and aim to be proving a full time service for young people and also have goals beyond this. If you feel you can help or benefit this process please get in touch.

For more information on all our individual projects please visit their pages.

All our volunteers are given bimonthly 121 support. You will also have to attend a volunteer meeting 3 times a year. We also provided an induction and have a buddy system when they first start for extra support.

We are members of Momentum and all our volunteers have access to the training they provide. All volunteers have to complete an Introduction To Youth Work and Safer Training. There is lots of other training you can access via Momentum Norfolk (www.momentumnorfolk.org.uk). If you commit to the project and would like to access further qualifications this is something we can look into and support in anyway we can from accessing funding to providing references etc…

If you are interested in any of the above please feel free to contact our lead youth worker Clare Lincoln at clyouthworker@outlook.com or call on 07823321480.
All applicants will be interviewed, undergo a DBS check and provide 2 references.

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