Volunteer Sports Youth Worker

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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.

Location: Manchester Youth Zone
Suggested Time Commitment: 4 hours per week (although there is flexibility in this)

What can you expect to be doing?

  • Helping to deliver sports sessions including; basketball, football, badminton, tennis, netball, trampolining, roller skating, gym sessions, boxing, multisports, climbing frame and more!
  • Motivating young people to participate and enjoy their sessions
  • Building positive relationships with young people across the youth zone
  • Working collaboratively with the Sports Coordinator and other members of staff to support the delivery of sports sessions
  • Supporting young people with additional needs
  • Acting as a positive role model for young people
  • Promoting an inclusive culture where all young people are listened to, valued, and cared for

You will gain new skills and develop existing ones whilst making a significant contribution to the lives of the young people. You will become part of our team whilst our young people will gain a positive experience of sport and physical activity. You will enhance your CV whilst also being there as a positive role model to many of our young people. The benefits really are endless!


We're looking for someone who:

  • Enjoys meeting and engaging with people from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Loves working within a team and getting involved in group activities
  • Enjoys being active and partaking in physical activities
  • Shares the same values of Manchester Youth Zone
  • Is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of young people

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Required Role

Volunteer Sports Youth Worker

Key responsibilities

Helping the young people to get involved with our sports activities, acting as positive role models, creating an inclusive and welcoming environment, and building positive relationships with the young people

Desirable Skills

  • Verbal Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Practicality
  • Teaching and training
  • Team Work
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Other skill, please explain

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership and Management
  • Listening
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation and influencing
  • Being Adaptable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Practicality
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Problem solving
  • Reviewing and evaluation
  • Teaching and training
  • Team Work
  • Giving Feedback Sensitively
  • Time Management
  • Networking
  • Opportunity and Recognition
  • Self Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Start Date: 29-01-2023

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  2. MORNING monday
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  2. AFTERNOON monday
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  4. AFTERNOON wednesday
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  2. EVENING monday
  3. EVENING tuesday
  4. EVENING wednesday
  5. EVENING thursday
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  7. EVENING saturday
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To one-click apply for this opportunity you need to have completed the following:

  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up