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Youth Activity Volunteer

Job Title Youth Activity Volunteer
Contract Type Temporary / Interim
Location United Kingdom
Salary Reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses met
Job Published 14 Dec 2016
REF LF952
Contact Volunteers Team
Contact Email volunteers@tpp.co.uk

Job Description

Location: Across the UK

Time commitment: On average one day per month

Responsible to: Volunteer and Leadership Co-ordinator

In the UK today, too many disabled children lack the equipment and opportunities they need to live life to the full and reach their true potential. Whizz-Kidz sets them free by providing the right mobility equipment and skills to build their self-esteem, confidence and aspiration. By joining in and volunteering, you can help transform children’s lives.

Youth Activity Volunteers support young wheelchair users aged 8 to 25 in a range of activities at various services including: Ambassador Clubs, Wheelchair Skills Training, Work Skills Days and Camp Whizz-Kidz. 

You can help in many ways:

•             Supporting and encouraging young people to engage in activities and get the most from these events
•             Setting things up and clearing away after each event
•             Depending on experience, help to deliver certain activities e.g. ice breakers, games and workshops

What's in it for me?

•             Help to transform the lives of disabled children
•             Learn new transferable skills & improve your CV
•             Meet new people
•             Add value to your local community
•             Be active and engaged

Skills required:

•             Enthusiastic and confident
•             Supportive, friendly and sensitive to others
•             Ability to communicate with young people of all ages
•             Positive attitude towards disability
•             Flexible and creative
•             Proactive and not afraid to get involved
•             Experience of working with young people is an advantage but not essential

Training and support:

•             Volunteer induction and training
•             Support from Volunteer and Leadership Co-ordinator
•             Access to Whizz-Kidz Online Learning Centre with 180 courses which includes a Whizz-Kidz induction and safeguarding course.

An enhanced DBS check will be processed for all volunteers.

Reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses met.

For more information or to apply for the role, please visit http://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/support-us/volunteering/youth-activity-volunteer or email volunteering@whizz-kidz.org.uk if you have any questions.

We value diversity at TPP and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Ref: LF952 | Published: 14th Dec 2016

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