Our helpers are the life-blood of the club and do all sorts of things to ensure our young people have the best possible experience. You probably know them as volunteers but that’s a scary word which people shy away from as they think they’ll get locked into everything, so why not become a helper instead? Then you can commit as much or as little as you want.
What do our helpers do?
Pretty much whatever they want, from selling tuck, to organising activities, from joining our committee to assisting with fundraising, from explaining the finer points of getting your pool shots on target to assisting with cooking.
Is it a Big Time Commitment?
No. Only have an hour a month or a half day each year? That’s better than nothing and we’ll take it! Your commitment can be as big or as a small as you want. It will be appreciated. If you help at sessions, we use an online sign-up sheet so you just sign-up for whichever sessions suit you, they don’t need to be the same time each month or every month.
For other options, such as admin support or fundraising, we’d be delighted with whatever help you were able to give.
Is there training offered?
If you’re only helping for a one-off session, we’ll show the basics of youth club but you won’t get a lot more, I’m afraid. If you’re regularly helping and think this is something you’d be really keen on getting involved in (who wouldn’t?), we’ll offer a full induction and shadowing options with progressive routes.
We want all our young people to be safe so conduct DBS checks on all our helpers. We also ask all of our helpers to hold a valid safeguarding qualification. This can be undertaken either online or via a tutor led session as works best for you. The youth club cover agreed expenses.
Additionally there is the opportunity to undertake further training courses, both certified ones such as First Aid or Food Safety, as well best-practice sessions such as digital safety or principles of youth work.
What do our helpers say?
I’m really enjoying it. They’re a great bunch of kids. Sign up – you’ll enjoy it!
How can I find out more?
Please click here to see the specific roles we are currently looking for help with, although if you can think of another way to help we’d love to hear from you. No commitment, just for an initial chat. If you’d like to find out more please contact us .