Outreach Volunteer

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To volunteer as part of a small dedicated team who engage with the community to raise awareness about Spotlight. This is a role for passionate advocates of Spotlight’s ethos, goals and programme of activities. 

Description of tasks

  • To take the time to learn about and understand Spotlight in detail
  • To assist staff in building relationships with other organisations
  • To arrange dates and times to visit community groups around Tower Hamlets
  • To consulting and gather feedback and recommendations from young people for service improvement purposes
  • To travel around Tower Hamlets using public transport
  • To give short and engaging talks about Spotlight with young people at lunch time periods at schools, colleges & Pupil Referral Units
  • To give out publicity materials to prospective young people and their families
  • To engage with and inform parents and carers with the aim to build a relationship of respect and trust.
  • To be part of the Spotlight team and to promote our ethos within Spotlight and externally.
  • To work within Spotlight’s policies and procedures.
  • To fulfil any other duties considered reasonable as directed by your supervisor and the Youth Work team.


We are looking for self-motivated and articulate volunteers who are passionate about the opportunities we have available for young people. You will be a confident presenter and be willing to travel around the borough.

Volunteering times: very flexible but we are looking for reliable volunteers who will turn up for a booking.


What can we offer?

  • We aim to provide a meaningful experience for you as a volunteer.
  • You will have a full induction followed by the right training and ongoing support.
  • You will have a named supervisor and there will be opportunities for regular feedback so you can track your progress and work towards meeting your particular goals.
  • You will be prioritised for any further training we have on offer.
  • You will receive agreed ‘out of pocket’ travel and food expenses with proof of receipts.
  • We will provide you with an honest reference regardless of how long you are with us.
  • We can promise a safe environment without discrimination and a supportive space to be in.

All volunteers will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check and to supply references.

1 Start 2 Equality Monitoring 3 Complete
If you ticked yes you will be required to disclose details of your history at interview stage. Please note that a caution or conviction may not prevent you from volunteering with Spotlight but failure to disclose relevant information will result in immediate dismissal. Volunteers will undergo enhanced DBS checks.
Who should we contact in an emergency?
Please provide below the contact details of two references who must not be members of your immediate family. If possible, one of these referees should know you from work or education
Reference 1
Reference 2
Please note we will never pass on your details for external marketing purposes.

Data Protection: Please note that information from your application will be stored electronically. This data will be accurate and kept up to date and shall not be kept for longer than is necessary. Poplar HARCA takes data protection very seriously and implements technical and organisational measures to keep your personal information safe.

From time to time we will share this information with our Communities and Neighbourhood Team so that we can track your progress. We may also share your information with funders of our Volunteering, Employment and Training initiatives and other monitoring organisations.

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Thom Palser

Youth Volunteering Coordinator


020 30 111 333

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