Youth Group Volunteer at Morecambe Library – Children, Family & Wellbeing Service

Do you want to make a difference to your local community?

If you have a few hours to spare each week and are able to volunteer, this would be a great opportunity to consider. Children, Family, & Wellbeing Service are seeking volunteers to assist under supervision of a member of staff, to help those who access their services.

They are looking for volunteers to support their Youth Group for 12-19 year olds on a Friday evening from 6pm to 9pm at Morecambe Library.

This opportunity will give a volunteer the chance to:

  • Gain experience from volunteering for this opportunity.
  • Make a positive difference to a child, young person, and their family.
  • Use their creative skills.
  • Improve their confidence and self-esteem.

 

Overview of Service: 

Lancashire’s Children and Family Wellbeing Service offers support to children, young people and families age 0-19+years and their families. The service identifies as early as possible when a child, young person or family needs support.

 

Before applying:

Before applying please speak to Claire Armer, Professional Range Youth Worker, to discuss the role in more detail, find out further information and decide if the role is suitable for you.

Please contact on 07717815062 or 01524 581280 or email Claire.armer@lancashire.gov.uk

Please Note:  You must have lived in the UK for at least 3 years to be able to apply for this position.

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Tasks:

All tasks are carried out under the supervision of a member of staff: 

  • Support and assist staff in running sessions and activities as required for the group
  • Help setting up the room for group work and tidying up afterwards
  • Help build new skills, confidence and motivation
  • Engaging with groups for children, young people and their families.
  • Help with supporting children and young people with additional needs.
  • Log volunteering hours on Better Impact Volunteers account.

Required Qualities:

  • Patience and understanding
  • Approachable and Friendly
  • Non Judgemental
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Trustworthy
  • An ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Good Communication skills – Good Active Listener
  • Reliable and committed to providing long term volunteering support

Training:

Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led.

Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and may be asked to regularly refresh training where required.

Mandatory training will include:

  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Data Security Awareness
  • Health, Safety and Infection Prevention
  • Preventing Radicalisation
  • Resuscitation
  • Safeguarding Children Level 1

 

This role is subject to enhanced DBS/Vetting

Required Age:

16 years +

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Morecambe Neighbourhood Centre, Morecambe Library, Central Drive, Morecambe. LA4 5DL

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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

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