Category: Youth

Curiosity Club

Curiosity Club Workshop Assistant (August & December 2024)

Opportunity: Curiosity Club Workshop assistant (August & December holiday 2024)
Curiosity Club inclusive and accessible activity days for Children aged 5-13 that takes place at St Patricks Church Hall in Heath Town during school holidays.
Are you looking for experience in childcare or community arts?
Could you assist in running activity days for children.
Assist in delivering inclusive activities and games.
Encourage creativity and imaginative play and support children with additional needs.
(Your children can attend the sessions with you when volunteering)
Dates for Summer holidays: Mon 12th , Tue 13th, Wed 14th, Thur 15th ,Mon 19th, Tue 20th, Wed 21st, Thur 22nd, Fri 23rd ,Tues27th, Wed 28th, Thu 29th Fri 30th August .
Dates for December holidays: Mon 30th, Tue 31st Dec, Thur 2nd &Fri 3rd Jan.
Requirements: Have an interest in helping children to play creatively, nurture their imagination and discover their potential. Are committed to equity, access and inclusion. Can remain calm in challenging situations. Can work well in a team and support others. Are willing and keen to learn. Can be reliable and get to the sessions on time.
Summer Holidays Planning and training session: Friday 19th August 10am-4pm
Christmas Holiday Planning and training session: Thursday 19th Dec 10am-4pm
Location: St Patricks Church Hall, Wolverhampton Road WV10 0QQ (near New Cross Hospital)
Hours: Flexible hours during project. Minimum of 1 hour per day plus participation in the training and planning day before that set sessions.
Expenses: Yes Travel expenses paid, lunch provided if needed.
DBS: Yes , Volunteers must be DBS check we can arrange this for you
We are looking for volunteers to help at our Curiosity Club inclusive Holiday activity days throughout 2024 .The activities are currently funded through City of Wolverhampton Council and Department of Education.

Together In Penn Fields at Lea Road Community Church

Community drop in ,Youth club volunteer , Girls Youth group volunteer .

Opportunity: Community Drop in
To volunteer with members of the local community in various activities connected with healthy lifestyle, improving English language skills and confidence building. Also to help with art and crafts sessions and sports activities for children and young people (All ages)
Youth Club Volunteer
To work with a range of sports, games and craft activities, depending on the skills of the volunteer. Big emphasis on befriending services and mentoring young people to build aspirations and guide them through struggles of school and day to day life. (Ages 10-18 years)
Girls Youth Group (Female Leaders only)
To support young girls to feel included, safe and supported in society and within their community. To help run workshops on specific tasks and topics tackling barriers young girls face today (Ages 11-18)
Requirements : Friendly, approachable, happy to join in and enjoys meeting and talking with other adults and children. Reliable and trustworthy.
Flexible/Open Ended. A weekly commitment preferred however can be less often depending on availability of the volunteer. This will be discussed.
Location: Lea Road Community Church , Lea Road , Wolverhampton , WV3 0LW
Hours: Flexible/Open Ended. A weekly commitment preferred however can be less often depending on availability of the volunteer. This will be discussed.
Community Drop In: Tuesday 4pm- 7pm
Youth Club: Wednesday 6pm-8pm
Girls Youth Group: Thursday 5pm-7pm
Expenses: Travel expenses can be made available
DBS: Yes Provided
We are a welcoming, Inclusive and diverse building and respect all people entering the building on what beliefs, race, values they hold.
We are requiring volunteers who are welcoming of all the above.

The Way Youth Zone

Longer-Term Mentoring This Role is Now suspended

Opportunity: Longer Term Mentoring
This is an exciting new role for anyone who has a passion for developing our young people to achieve their highest potential.
As a long term mentor, you will be expected to undertake 1-1 mentoring and identifying areas of risk or a need for longer term intervention for our young people.
We expect that you will be working with young people who are looked after or have medium-high level safeguarding or mental health concerns and therefore, some youth work experience will be essential.
As a mentor in our longest term program, you will be expected to develop 1-1 mentoring relationships with young people who are in the care system or face medium-high severity mental health issues.
They might be young people who have already been through our short-term mentor program but aren’t ready to move on yet .These topics and surrounding group work will be intervention at its earliest.
Once you have spent time with the young people in a targeted setting you will be expected to spend time with those young people during our universal sessions to enable and empower them to access the session, something they will typically struggle with because of anxiety, poor behaviour or difficulty socialising
Location: The Way Youth Zone Wolverhampton
Hours: Couple of hours a week
Expenses: TBC
DBS: Yes
Mentoring Aspirations Plus: Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, the MAP project aims to support young people aged 8-18 in care, leaving care or on a children protection plan to develop their life skills , support their learning and training and improve their resilience and self-esteem

St Giles Trust

CIRV Volunteer Mentor This role is now Suspended
Opportunity : This Role is Now Suspended
Requirements: We are looking for people who are passionate about working and young people, interested in giving back to their community and who believe in second chances .We will provide you with extensive training for this role, including a Level 2 Mentoring qualification.
Location: Either Coventry (Wood End) or Wolverhampton (Graiseley). Based at CIRV offices or meeting the mentee in the Community
Hours: Days/hours to be discussed with Volunteer Placement Contact/Manger. Minimum 6 months/Maximum 12 months.
Expenses: Yes. Travel expenses and other agreed expense only
DBS: Yes
Not all of our offices are accessible for people who have mobility issues or use a wheelchair. However, if we know this in advance we can ensure we use an accessible venue.

LearnPlay Foundation

Skills Champions
Opportunity: Skills Champions
We will be working with 20 volunteers who will engage with and give accredited training.
Once trained volunteers will then work with peers aged 16-29 year olds using interactive digital media & cutting edge technology focusing on marginalised YP, hidden NEETs & current claimants to highlight some of the career opportunities that are open to the young people across the city.
Volunteers will sign post to and encourage the uptake of opportunities citywide and help referrals to further relevant training.
Requirements: The right candidate will be keen, motivated and potentially be looking to use the volunteering opportunity as a route back to work .An induction period will include training and skills development around digital, employability as well as project management , positive communication, running activities reporting and website management which will be further developed during the volunteering experiences .There is also a possibility of an additional 10 days of training over the duration of the programme
To be confirmed with venues and volunteers however we anticipate that it will be 2-4 times per month.
Location: Training and induction will be at our office Chubb Building WV1 1HT then in venues across the city within the 10 priority wards.
Hours: To be confirmed with venues and volunteers however we anticipate that it will be 2-4 times per month
Expenses: Yes Travel & Lunch , other rewards include exposure to job opportunities and training ( both accredited and not accredited)
DBS: No
We are a digital media organisation with the overarching ambition to make a difference to people’s lives by empowering and enabling digital inclusion and access to digital skills

The Social Sanctuary Project

Volunteer Youth Worker & Youth Worker (Sport Focus)
Opportunity: Volunteer Youth Worker(Sport Focus)
Our Volunteer youth worker position consists of building positive relationships, engaging with a range of young people through various activates within the sports hall and getting involved in the Social Sanctuary community.
Volunteer Youth Worker: Our volunteer youth worker position consists of building positive relationships, engaging with a range of young people through various activates and getting involved in the Social Sanctuary community
Requirements: (Sport Focus)Empathetic, committed to their individual Anti-Oppressive Practice, open-minded and open to new learning and experience, active listener, good communication and knowledge of sports including football, general active games.
Youth Worker :Empathetic, open-minded to new learning and experience, active listener and good communication.
Location:Mondays: Parish Church of Saint Matthew, 222 Willenhall Road ,Wolverhampton WV1 2JQ
Wednesday: The Hub at Ashmore Park 82 Griffiths Drive Wolverhampton WV11 2LH
Hours: Evenings 6:30-8:30
Expenses: Yes
DBS: Yes , Social Sanctuary will cover the cost of your DBS once you have been through the application and interview section successfully
To work with young people and their communities to provide the services they want and need in local community spaces. We will provide a quality youth work service that will enhance community cohesion. We will promote social justice, collective empowerment and sustainability.

The Social Sanctuary Project

Volunteer Reception/Youth Work Support

Opportunity: Volunteer Reception/Youth Work Support.
Our volunteer reception/youth work support position consists of building relationships with young people and the community. Supervising our small reception area, completing general administrative duties and getting involved in the social Sanctuary community.
Responsibilities: To build positive relationships with young people and the community by welcoming members upon entry .Support with some administrative duties .To work within The Social Sanctuary Projects policies at all times, especially in regards to Health and Safeguarding and Equality and Anti-Oppressive Practice .
Requirements:Empathetic , committed to their individual Anti-Oppressive Practice .Open –minded and open to new learning and experience , proactive in their approach and good communication .
Location: Mondays: Parish Church of Saint Matthew 222Wilenhall Road Wolverhampton WV1 2JQ
Wednesday: The hub at Ashmore Park, 82 Griffiths Drive, Wolverhampton WV11 2LN
Expenses: No
DBS: Yes Social Sanctuary will cover the cost of your DBS once you have been through the application and interview section successfully
To work with young people and their communities to provide the service they want and need in local community spaces .We provide a quality youth work service .That enhance community cohesion. We will promote social justice, collective empowerment and sustainability.

Aspire and Reach

Volunteer Youth Worker This Role is now Closed

Opportunity:
Recruiting 3 volunteers for our 5 weeks programme from 25th July.
Requirements:
Location: Wolverhampton

Expenses:
DBS:
Aspire and Reach is an independent, local charity that has worked to support children and young people since 2014.
Aspire and Reach run a number of holiday clubs throughout the year in the City of Wolverhampton

The Way Youth Zone

Cafe Kitchen Assistant , Handy Person

Opportunity: Café Kitchen Assistant
Supporting the Head of Catering to prepare and serve food to our members, their families and other users of the building. Serving food and snacks including taking money , clearing everything away and helping with washing up and ensuring everywhere is clean.
Handy Person
This role will involve supporting the Facilities Manager in a range of maintenance and odd job provision. Carrying out minor repairs, support the Health and Safety and Fire Safety function. Assist with moving and arranging of furniture for events.
Requirements: Cafe Assistant Food and Hygiene Level 2 Certificate .Able to engage and with young people in a positive way.
Handy Person Understanding of importance of health and safety within the work place. Able to help with clearing up and getting the building ready for visitors and functions. Provision of general manual help
Location: The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton ,WV3 ONR
Hours: Cafe Assistant Flexible Term time Monday/Wednesday/Friday 3.45-9.15pm
Tuesday/Thursday 3.15-8.15. Saturdays 9.30-4.30pm
School Holidays 7.30am-8.15/9.15pm Term times day’s 12-2pm Specific days/hours can be agreed to fit in with availability. Ongoing commitment needed for a minimum of 8 hours a week.
Handy Person Flexible Monday-Saturday including some evenings and weekends. Ongoing commitment needed for minimum of 8 hours a week.
Expenses: Yes travel expenses only
DBS: Yes
Informal training will be provided. Our Youth Zone aims to be inspirational, sending a clear message that the young people of Wolverhampton matter as soon as they enter. The Way offers young people the best –in-class facilities and opportunities to access a range of activities. The Way is a brand that reflects the values our Youth Zone represents, which are to be unique, welcoming and diverse and to provide opportunity and support.

The Way Youth Zone

Fundraisers

Opportunity: Fundraisers
This role will involve Supporting the Head of Fundraising with a range of fundraising activity including major donors and patrons, grants and trusts, bid writing , direct marketing , community fundraising etc.
Requirements: Understanding of importance of fundraising to the charity .Experience of one or more fundraising disciplines willingness to work hard and learn new skills
Location: The Way Youth Zone ,Wolverhampton ,WV3 ONR
Hours: Flexible Monday-Saturday including some evenings and weekends
Ongoing commitment needed of 8 hours a week
Expenses: Yes –travel expenses only
DBS: Yes
Informal training will be provided.
Our Youth Zone aims to be inspirational, sending a clear message that the young people of Wolverhampton matter as soon as they enter. The Way offers young people the best in class facilities and opportunities to access a range of activities. The Way is a brand that reflects the values our Youth Zone represent, which are to be unique, welcoming and diverse and to provide opportunity and support.

Sense

Volunteer Vitual Buddy

Opportunity: Volunteer Virtual Buddy
Sense Virtual Buddying Volunteers make a real difference to supporting young people and adults who may be lonely or isolated. Sense matches volunteers with disabled people to meet for an hour a week on Zoom or over the phone. Sense matches each volunteer with someone who has similar interests, to make sure you have a great time. The programme is open to all volunteers who are 16 and over. You don’t need to have previous experience volunteering or caring for disabled people. We welcome people from all backgrounds and with all interests.
Requirements: We need positive, empathetic volunteers who are passionate about supporting people with complex disabilities. We are looking for volunteers who are great communicator’s and who are friendly, enthusiastic, positive and ready to have fun!
Provided is induction and training, this includes Safeguarding, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Confidentiality and Data Protection. Training is tailored specifically to support volunteers. Sense is also able to offer volunteers additional e-learning to gain an understanding of different methods of communication (this is optional)
Location: Home based
Hours : Days of the week are agreed between volunteers and their buddies Must be the same time each week. 90 minutes per week for a minimum of three months
Expenses: Yes Expenses must be pre-agreed
DBS: Yes
We believe everyone should be able to take part in life, no matter their disability. Our work helps thousands of people who are deafblind or who have complex disabilities to communicate, experience the world and fulfil their potential.

Sported Foundation

Sported Volunteer

Opportunity : Sported Volunteer
You will use your professional skills and lived experience to help groups overcome operational challenges, become better equipped for the future, and tackle inequality in sport. Most of our roles are quite flexible and work around your schedule. We do our best to only share opportunities we think are relevant to you .With most of our volunteering support being delivered digitally, it’s even easier to get started supporting members across our network. Our roles include: Short term placements-Focused on one topic area or specific challenge, placements usually last about 6 months and encompass multiple topics or a single complex subject. One off support – Kick-starter are semi-structured, informal chats to learn more about a group’s strengths and challenges, and recommend a course of action. Specific project work, facilitating/delivering webinars and training, or supporting sported itself plus much more!
Requirements: Our volunteers have 3 or more year’s professional and or lived experience in any of the lived core support topics: Evaluation and Impact. Facilities. Financial Management .Fundraising &Income Generation. Governance .Inclusion. Leadership Coaching, Marketing/PR Planning (Business/Strategic) Project Planning Sport Development, Volunteer &Staff Management, Women and Girls. Other skills or lived experience that might be applicable. There is an induction and training provided.
Location: Region/UK wide & Online
Hours: Flexible
Expenses: Yes
DBS: No
We are a UK wide charity promoting fairness and equity for young people through grassroots sport and physical activity.

CT Transport .

Social Interaction Facilitator

Opportunity: Supporting CT staff on the ‘Lets Chat’ project to meet and greet with members of the public, offer them tea and coffee and generally be willing and able to sit down and chat with people , offer them a friendly eat and with Training, be able to signpost them to other services that third party partners are offering . These activities are taking place in three ways:
Mobile Unit –A number of our minibuses are being converted, to allow space for chairs and table, a place to make hot beverages and information boards containing information about local service .Across the week these mobile units will visit a number of pre-determined places within the local community and park up for a number of hours, allowing members of the public to come on board, meet people and speak with representatives from several organisations offering their services. The purpose of this project is to reduce loneliness and Isolation for local residents. We are looking for volunteers to join us and participate in this project by meeting people and providing a friendly ear to listen and to join in conversation. The same service is being offered in static bus station buildings and generally across our Passenger Service.
Requirements: Friendly outgoing, sympathetic, a good listener.
Location: The project is set across three main areas, which are Coventry, Mid-Birmingham and the Black Country .The Black country will encompass Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell.
The mobile units will travel around the Black Country on set days
Station sites in Dudley and West Bromwich .Our Passenger service locations vary.
Hours: The Lets Chat project is operational between Monday-Saturday and the hours of 08.30-6.30pm.
Expenses: Yes Out of pocket travel expense will be paid.
DBS: Yes
There will be induction and Training on certain elements to assist with the role. Specific Training to be determined

The Children Society Wellbeing Volunteer

Royal Society for Blind Children

37th Wolverhampton Sea Scout Group

Wolverhampton Youth Offending Team

Barnardo’s

Barnardos

Lea Road Community Church

Prince’s Trust

Prince’s Trust

Spurgeons – Young Carer

Spurgeons – Young Carers

The Way Youth Zone

The Way Youth Zone

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