We are always in need of volunteers to support us with leading groups and activities as part of our Legends Programme
Being an Activities Volunteer
Volunteering as part of the Legends 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 the Legends programme.
How Does the Legends Programme 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?
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
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 Legends Team
Legends Programme Coordinator
Gravesham Hub Coordinator
Swale Hub Legends Lead
Thanet Hub Legends Lead
Legends Support Worker
Legends Support Worker
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.
Ready to apply? Then complete our online application
Find out more about the Legends Programme
Download a volunteer info pack to read more about the role