Volunteer

Volunteer With Us

If you are interested in working with young people, and have skills, experience and commitment to share with others, then we may have the perfect volunteering opportunity for you…

We offer information, advice and support to over 5500 young people who come through our doors each year. Each young person brings their own unique set of needs and access our drop in for many reasons including sexual health and relationship advice, information on housing and support around their mental health.

Our dedicated team of Youth Support Volunteers and Front of House staff offer young people a safe and confidential space to talk whilst providing information, signposting and referrals to projects within The Zone and other agencies.

What is a Youth Support Volunteer?

A Youth Support Volunteer is a volunteer who has completed our training and provides support and information to young people at The Zone.

The most important thing for a Youth Support Volunteer to know is that supporting young people can be very rewarding but it can also be very hard and emotionally demanding, especially when the help you can offer a young person is limited.

It is not a volunteering position to consider for a young person who is emotionally vulnerable and who thinks it will make them feel better to help others as sometimes this is not possible or the young person chooses not to accept the help offered.

Why become a volunteer?

We offer all our volunteers:

In return we ask that you:

Interested?

The closing date for applications is 1st February 2019.

Selection day

Thursday 14th February 10-4pm

Team building day

Tuesday 5th March 9.30-4pm

Evening Workshops

Thursday 7th March - 6pm till 9pm -  Reflective Practice 

Monday 11th March - 6pm till 9pm - Confidentiality and Safeguarding

Thursday 14th March - 6pm-9pm – Accommodation/Alcohol brief intervention

Monday 18th March - 6pm - 9pm - Mental Health Part 1

Thursday 21st  March - 6pm - 9pm - Mental Health Part 2

Monday 25th March- 6pm - 9pm - Sexual Health - Fraser guidelines, law and condoms

Thursday 28th March- 6pm till 9pm - Healthy Relationships 

Monday 1st April- 6pm till 9pm - Sexual Health STI/Bodyworks

Thursday 4th April- 6pm till 9pm - Sexual Health Contraception/Pregnancy Testing

Monday 8th April - 6pm till 9pm - Child Sexual Exploitation

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you and would like to find out more about becoming a volunteering please click here to register your interest.