Youth Work Volunteer
When We Need You
From 04/09/2007 onwards
Youth clubs are split into either junior or senior clubs, sometimes they can be gender specific. Young people are encouraged to make new friends and try new games and activities. We encourage them to get involved in programme planning. Young people help with snacks. Youth clubs operate within term time and are open access provision. Sometimes we run short projects ie. art. We also run holiday programmes (funding permitting). All staff and volunteers contribute to the evaluation process. We recruit twice a year: July & August for September start and November & December for January start.
About Community Learning and Development East Team
CLD provides youth provision and adult classes across Midlothian. We also do some family learning projects and provide support to community groups.
Skills & Experience
sense of humour; good timekeeping; empathy with young people and issues concerning them; enthusiastic; active listening skills; team player; likes children and young people and good communication skills; reliable and committed.
Youth clubs operate across the East CLD area i.e. Dalkeith, Danderhall, Pathhead, Mayfield & Easthouses, Gorebridge & Newtongrange. All accessible by bus although buses to Pathhead are infrequent.
All volunteers have to meet Disclosure Scotland ciriteria with reference to working with children.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Interview, Other, Police Check, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
Support and supervision from CLD worker. Access to ongoing training programme provided for p/t staff and available to volunteers.
Frequency & Commitment
2 hours per week term time only for at least one term if possible. Alternative opportunities available during the holidays.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Woodburn Primary School
5 Cousland Road
Contact: Gael Belton
Tel: 0131 270 5775