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SEND Youth Club Volunteer

Our SEND Youth Club provides a safe and inclusive environment for youth people to freely express themselves, have fun and improve their independence skills. There’ll be a range of activities on for each session including life skills, educational & employability skills, arts/crafts, baking, outdoor activities, games, sports and more.

We’re looking for volunteers who have qualifications in, are currently studying, or are interested in studying a course relating to SEND.

Date: Every Tuesday, 5pm – 7pm

Location: Linc Centre

Useful Contacts

Sadia Yasmin
Volunteering Officer
0777 941 6360
Sadia.Yasmin@poplarharca.co.uk

Description of tasks

  • To welcome and greet youth members
  • Help set up any equipment for the day
  • To support staff and instructors when delivering programme
  • To get to know the young people and converse with them about their needs, likes & dislikes
  • To support individual club members with their activities
  • To feedback to staff how individuals are doing
  • To bring ideas about future activities that can be introduced

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Experience of working with SEND young people or studying relevant course/degree is desired
  • Good communication and speaking skills
  • Great listening skills, patience and the ability to remain calm during stressful situations
  • Fun, friendly and a people person
  • Enjoy working within a community setting and supporting others
  • Be committed, punctual and organised

What we can offer:

  • A full induction, followed by the right training and ongoing support
  • The opportunity to gain experience within a community setting
  • A named supervisor who will give you regular feedback, allowing you to track your progress and work towards meeting your particular goals
  • Priority for any further training we have on offer
  • ‘Out of pocket’ travel and food expenses with proof of receipt
  • An honest reference regardless of how long you are with us
  • A supportive space to be in and a safe, artistic environment without discrimination
  • Invitations to volunteer social events
  • Access to other volunteering opportunities

Volunteer For This Role

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