Volunteer Youth Worker

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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.

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

What can you expect to be doing?

  • Actively engaging with and spending time with young people
  • Encouraging young people to participate and enjoy their sessions
  • Building positive relationships with young people across the youth zone
  • Working collaboratively with the session lead and other members of staff to support the delivery of 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
  • Creating a safe space for young people and working to safeguard them

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 and our young people will have a great time. 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
  • Is adaptable and happy to try new things
  • Is able to recognise the different needs of young people (based on their personalities) and is able to find ways to involve them
  • 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 Youth Worker

Key responsibilities

Supporting the youth work team, supporting engagement in activities

Desirable Skills

  • Verbal Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Being Adaptable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Practicality
  • Teaching and training
  • Team Work
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Time Management

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership and Management
  • Listening
  • Mediation
  • Counselling
  • 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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931 Rochdale Rd, Manchester M9 8AE, UK

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  • 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