Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

Volunteering with Services for Young People

If you've got the energy and enthusiasm to volunteer to help young people realise their potential and are over 18, we want to hear from you.

Services for Young People works with young people aged 11+ to develop their personal and social skills, including helping them increase their confidence and exploring issues affecting them, such as healthy relationships, staying safe and emotional wellbeing. We are looking for adult volunteers to be part of a youth work team; to plan and deliver a range of engaging and educational youth work projects and programmes. Projects delivered by local youth work teams focus on particular issues or groups, such as:

  • LGBT+ young people
  • Young people with SEND
  • Care leavers
  • Young parents or carers


What skills or experience do I need?
We are looking for people with energy, enthusiasm and diverse experience to further enhance our local teams. Skills in a particular area such as sports, arts, music, media or outdoor activities are welcome. Most importantly is to have an interest in engaging with a diverse range of young people who need our help and support.


How much time do I need to give?
Each local team has a range of projects and programmes that operate throughout the week, mainly after school and evenings, including on Fridays and Saturdays. You will need to be able to commit to a minimum of one project a week.


Where will I be located?
Our youth work teams deliver projects in a variety of settings across Hertfordshire. This includes young people’s centres, community buildings, schools and colleges, as well as in parks and on the streets; wherever young people gather.


What will I gain from the role?
Working alongside Services for Young People staff, volunteers will have the opportunity to:

          • get involved in your local community and promote the positive contribution of young people
          • work with young people to plan and design programmes that develop the skills and address the issues that are important to them
          • take part in programmes and events that are challenging and rewarding


What training and support will I be given?
You will be given initial training before your volunteering role begins, followed by ongoing training and support from experienced staff in our projects.


Is there anything else I need to know?
All potential volunteers will be interviewed, are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will need to provide references.


What do I do next?
If you are over 18 and interested in becoming a volunteer, please email sfyp@hertfordshire.gov.uk, telephone 0300 1237538 or complete the form below.

Please let us know your nearest town/village or what area you live in, so we can try to find an opportunity that is local to you.

 

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