Volunteer Telford

Volunteer Telford

Youth Worker Volunteer

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Opportunity Description

Overview and Aims: 

To support a Youth Worker Professional in delivering Youth Club and Young People Community Development Services for the Leegomery Community Centre Youth Club.

To set up the first voluntary Youth Club provision at Leegomery Community Centre with support from Shropshire Youth Association and qualified staff. 

As part of this journey, all volunteers will have the opportunity to gain a Level Three Youth Worker qualification and undertake other training opportunities.

To shape how we develop our services to young people with high standards and create a safe space for young people to come along to socialise, develop and grow in their community.

We are looking for volunteers who will: 


Work alongside the Youth Worker and Centre to provide support and advice to young people accessing the Leegomery Community Centre Youth Club

Contribute to the planning of a wide range of engaging sessions for young people attending the Youth Club

Work in partnership with a number of key local organisations to build up strong networks that can support the Youth Club

Actively engage and encourage young people’s participation in their community

Maintain a quality service to young people across all provisions

Aid young people’s progressions to positive outcomes 

Ensure safeguarding of young people



Skills, Knowledge and Abilities required - Ability to engage confidently challenge negative behaviour with, at times, hard to reach young people - Ability to empower young people to be heard within their community, challenge stereotyping and seek opportunities to shed a positive light on young people’s contributions - Be able to provide a positive role model for young people - Knowledge and experience of working with young people - Able to work with their own initiative to achieve agreed action plans - Ability to work effectively as part of a team with shared and overlapping objectives - Ability to support members of an extended, geographically diverse, team - A ‘can do’ approach - Enthusiasm - Commitment to motivate and inspire disaffected young people to achieve their potential Desirable - Ability to use information and communication technology - Knowledge of the local community, its voluntary organisations and agencies - Experience of dealing with a range of issues facing young people from a variety of backgrounds - Experience of working with, and supporting, volunteers - Experience of delivering youth clubs and community development - A background in supporting and motivating individuals to achieve their potential - Understanding and promotion of equal opportunities in both staff and client work

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Additional Responsibilities

Work closely with the organiser who delivers community-based youth work at The Leegomery Community Centre Youth Club

Undertake training and other developmental activities as required

Operate within the policies and procedures of The Leegomery Community Centre & The Leegomery Community Centre Youth Club and its service provider

Ensure that the work reflects the organisation’s commitment to Equality and Diversity

Oversee the control, servicing, and maintenance of equipment

Maintain a teamwork approach to all aspects of the work

Promote and maintain a positive image of The Leegomery Community Centre Youth Club and its service provider as a responsible and professional service

Work as part of the organisation and undertake duties as required to ensure the strategic objectives of the organisation are achieved


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