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.


If you have any concerns about the safety of volunteering at Future, please have a read of our Covid-19 Risk Assessment for more information.

Junior session Volunteer
With the new government guidance, we have limited the number of young people in each session. Junior sessions (aged between 8-12) run in bubbles of 10 young people per activity.
We have created an offer which allows groups of young people to rotate around the Youth Zone and do multiple activities per night. Activities include a sport and arts-based activity.

The role would include and not limited to:

  • Supporting our staff on a sport or arts-based activity
  • Ensuring our junior members follows our social distancing guidance and other rules in place
  • Being that someone to talk to for our members
  • The times of this role would be either Wednesday 4-8pm, Saturday 10-2pm or Sunday 3-7pm.
  • Full training will be provided.

For more information please get in touch with Ray, our volunteering manager –

Admin Volunteer
Since the beginning of September, we have reopened our facility to allow small groups of young people back in the building. With our new online booking system in place, we would like to obtain feedback from our members to see if there are any issues or barriers preventing them coming back to Future.

The role would include and not limited to:

  • Conducting wellbeing calls to our members
  • Doing short surveys with young people to see if they’re any issues or ways we can improve our booking system.
  • Presenting the findings to the core team
  • The role primarily would be evening based as young people are in school during the day
  • Full training will be provided.

For more information please get in touch with Ray, our volunteering manager –

Community Support Volunteer
During this period Future Youth Zone has become a community hub as part of BD CAN. The BD Can initiative exists to support anyone in the community and help with things like food and medication deliveries. We have also been delivering our own community letter to our neighbours to make them aware of the services the borough has been providing.
We are still in the process of delivering our community letters to over 9000 households within the borough and we need your support.
The role would include and not limited to:

  • supporting us delivering these letters to these local residents.
  • Potential opportunities to support us in detached youth work
  • The role is very flexible and full training will be provided.

For more information please get in touch with Ray, our volunteering manager –


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:


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.


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.


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.


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