Activities Volunteer

We are always in need of volunteers to support us with leading groups and activities as part of our Positive Activities Programme

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Being an Activities Volunteer

Volunteering as part of the Positive Activities team is a role that’s enjoyable and fun but also very rewarding. As a volunteer you will be positive role model and trusting adult who can give young people the opportunity to express themselves through group activities.

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How Do Positive Activities Help Young People?

Youth clubs are diminishing and young people are spending much more time online or indoors. This can impact on their friendships and social skills.

Disadvantaged young people or those living in poverty are less likely able to access clubs and groups that others enjoy. Therefore they may lack positive friendships and miss out on experiences. By being part of our groups young people have access to new opportunities, develop life skills and help to mentor each other. It also gives them somewhere safe to go and make friends with those in their community.

What Do Activities Volunteers Do?

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As A Volunteer You Will:

commit to volunteer for a minimum of 6 months

attend your local regular group held at our hubs or attend activities at venues across Kent

support your Coordinator in making arrangements to organise a group or activity

take time to listen, give advice, assist  and empower the young people on the programme

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You Will Help By:

being someone trusted to talk to and have fun with

problem solving together or supporting choices the young person makes

helping them feel less lonely or isolated and more confident

supporting them to make friends, engage in activities and learn new skills

Meet The Positive Activities Team

Lucy

Positive Activities Coordinator

Sandro

Positive Activities Officer

Rebecca

Activities Support Worker

Kay

Activities Support Worker

Chloe

Activities Support Worker

Denise

Activities Support Worker

Siobhan

Activities Support Worker

Simon

Activities Support Worker

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What Support and Training Is There?

You will be warmly welcomed into the YLF team who truly value you and your time.

YLF will provide:

  • training to ensure you are fully equipped
  • supervision to ensure that your skills are always to maximum impact
  • an open door policy with the invitation to visit us at our hubs at any time
  • invitations to social events so all volunteers have the chance to meet and share experiences
  • opportunities to support our charity in other ways such as participation in fundraising events

And lastly, you won’t be out of pocket. YLF reimburses all authorised expenses including mileage.

What Next?

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Apply Now

Ready to apply? Then complete our online application

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The Programme

Find out more about the Positive Activities Programmes

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Info Pack

Download a volunteer info pack to read more about the role