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:
- Comprehensive training
- Out of pocket expenses
- Practical experience of face to face support
- The opportunity to be part of a diverse agency
- A rewarding role supporting young people
In return we ask that you:
- Attend selection day, an informal interview and training
- Commit to volunteering with us for 3 hours a week, choosing from set shifts which cover our front of house drop in times.
- Uphold The Zone’s ethos and values
- Are enthusiastic about empowering young people to live safe, healthy and positive lives!
The closing date for applications is 1st February 2019.
Thursday 14th February 10-4pm
Team building day
Tuesday 5th March 9.30-4pm
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.