VOLUNTEER AS A YOUTH WORKER IN EAST LONDON

Your support makes a huge difference! Volunteering at Future Youth Zone is the perfect way to support local young people and your community, enhance your skills and have a lot of fun along the way.

Future Youth Zone is looking to recruit a committed core of volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds that will help to deliver a world-class service to Barking and Dagenham’s young people.

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GAIN VALUABLE EXPERIENCE VOLUNTEERING AT OUR YOUTH CENTRE

People are motivated to volunteer for many reasons. From giving their time to making a difference to the causes they believe in, to the social aspect of meeting new people and getting to know the community. Regardless of the why, many people who volunteer often feel happier by the end of their experiences.

We want to ensure that our volunteers have all the necessary training before they get started to ensure they feel comfortable and confident working with our beneficiaries. Not only will there be induction training and ongoing training and developmental opportunities for volunteers, but you will also be working with a staff team who are very knowledgeable in their areas in which you can learn from. For people who want to pick up or enhance their knowledge in a specific area, to people considering to becoming a youth worker, this is a great starting point.

Future Youth Zone has also completed a COVID-19 risk assessment for the benefit of our staff and service users, that is available for you to read.

WHY VOLUNTEER?

Whilst you’ll want to make a real difference when you volunteer, it’s not just about what you can do for others. Here are some of the things that volunteering can do for you:

GIVE YOUR CV A BOOST

Time Bank recently did a survey of some of the UK’s leading businesses and 73%* said they’d employ someone who’s volunteered over someone who hasn’t.

MEET NEW PEOPLE

You’ll probably meet people from different cultures and backgrounds that you might not normally. Volunteering with people who are as passionate about improving the opportunities for you people, as you are, is a great way to meet like-minded people.

GET BACK INTO WORK

It’s a great way to get a reference and fill gaps in your work experience. You can also try out different types of work to get a taster – which can really help you if you’re looking for a job or want to change direction.

IMPROVE YOUR CONFIDENCE

You’ll learn and do things that you might not normally get the chance to – this can be a real
confidence boost.

RECEPTION AND ADMINISTRATION VOLUNTEER
Our Reception and Administration Volunteers are the face of our Youth Zone. They welcome in young people with a smiling face and a warm ‘hello’. In addition to this, they provide us with vital administrative support that allows us to run sessions for young people that build their confidence, social skills and overall wellbeing.

For more information please read the job description here

If you are interested please get in touch with Ray, our volunteering manager – raymond.lau@futureyouthzone.org

VOLUNTEER PERFORMING ARTS YOUTH WORKER
Our Volunteer Performing Arts Youth Workers help us to deliver sessions that bring young people together to celebrate creativity and performance. They support young people’s creative skills and encourage them to explore new ideas through performance to build their confidence, social skills and overall wellbeing.

For more information please read the job description here

If you are interested please get in touch with Ray, our volunteering manager – raymond.lau@futureyouthzone.org

VOLUNTEER ARTS AND CRAFTS YOUTH WORKER
Our Volunteer Arts and Crafts Youth Workers help us to deliver arts and crafts sessions that bring young people together to celebrate creativity. They support young people’s creative skills and encourage them to explore new ideas through art to build their confidence, social skills and overall wellbeing.

For more information please read the job description here

If you are interested get in touch with Ray, our volunteering manager – raymond.lau@futureyouthzone.org

VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT & ACTIVITIES YOUTH WORKER
Our Volunteer Engagement and Activities Youth Workers are at the forefront of our sessions. Positioned within the recreation area, they help to create a fun, safe, supportive environment where they engage with young people in a variety of different ways; think playing pool, hosting FIFA tournaments or just having a chat with a young person. In doing so, you will help to build their confidence, social skills and overall wellbeing.

For more information please read the job description here

If you are interested get in touch with Ray, our volunteering manager – raymond.lau@futureyouthzone.org

VOLUNTEER INCLUSION YOUTH WORKER
Our Volunteer Inclusion Youth Workers help us provide extra support to young people with additional needs/disabilities while they’re attending universal sessions. The sessions give young people the opportunity to engage with their peers in a range of dynamic and engaging activities allowing them to build their confidence, social skills and overall wellbeing.

For more information please read the job description here

If you are interested get in touch with Ray, our volunteering manager – raymond.lau@futureyouthzone.org

VOLUNTEER MEDIA & MUSIC YOUTH WORKER
Our Media and Music Youth Workers help us to deliver sessions that bring young people together to celebrate creativity through music and media. They support young people’s creative skills and encourage them to explore new ideas to build their confidence, social skills and overall wellbeing.

For more information please read the job description here

If you are interested get in touch with Ray, our volunteering manager – raymond.lau@futureyouthzone.org

VOLUNTEER SPORTS YOUTH WORKER
Our Volunteer Sports Youth Workers help us to deliver sports sessions that bring young people together. These sessions enable young people to build their confidence, social skills and overall well-being through physical activity.

For more information please read the job description here

If you are interested get in touch with Ray, our volunteering manager – raymond.lau@futureyouthzone.org