Our youth work programme is headed up by the only paid member of staff, Roy, the Youth Worker. Without our dedicated team of volunteers though we simply couldn’t function.
Roy’s lived in Oxford all his life, restarting KYC in June 2017.
He has a BA (Hons) in Youth Work and 20 years’ experience working with young people through work (education, local authority, charities) and volunteer roles (Scouts and theatre).
His focus has always been on young people’s wellbeing with his dissertation on mental health and the affects of mindfulness on disaffected youth. He is Charity Manager for Wolvercote Young People’s Club (another club that was facing an uncertain time and is now excelling) and owns his own youth wellbeing and coaching business. He enjoys theatre and writing.
Roy is a First Aider and one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.
The committee is elected annually at our AGM. The 2021 AGM took place on Tuesday 6th July and elected the following team for the forthcoming year. All Trustees are permitted at all Committee meetings and also meet separately throughout the year.
Treasurer / Maintenance
Youth Club Rep on Village Hall Management Committee
Session Supporters and Parent Helpers
We have a couple of Session Supporters who are volunteers with experience in youth organisations who help out on a semi-regular basis, usually for particular activities, such as cooking or outdoors. Members of the committee volunteer their time to sessions too. Our parent helpers tend to offer help a couple of sessions a year.
Some of the tasks undertaken by our team, whether Youth Support Helper or Parent Helper, include:
- Helping on club nights, supervising games and helping the young people perfect their dart’s throw
- Organisation and supervising cooking activities on club nights
- Selling tuck on club nights
- Admin support
- DIY of the building and equipment
- Equipment sourcing and purchasing
If you’d like to learn more about how to help us our and what the benefits are please click here
Please click here to see the roles we are currently specifically looking to recruit help for.
All our team undergo an Enhanced DBS (police) check and safeguarding training. We ensure that any adults and young leaders are well supported in their role and offer to help you develop in any area you want.