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Youth Club Volunteer

Youth Club Volunteer
North Yorkshire Youth (NYY)
Description of the role:

We are looking for local adults who are keen to volunteer to help set up and run a youth club in Pateley Bridge. Volunteering to help young people can be done in a number of ways:

Volunteer on a regular basis
Volunteer every so often on a rota
Run a one-off activity/workshop with
the young people sharing your skills
Be a youth club committee member

North Yorkshire Youth’s Youth Development Team (funded by NYCC) offers ongoing
support to communities and volunteers to set up, develop and sustain their own youth club, project and/or events for young people.

By creating a safe, accessible and warm space for young people to meet, we can engage young people in fun positive activities to ensure they are happy, feel included and are listened to.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

• Ability to engage young people
• Non-Judgemental
• Enthusiastic and positive
• Flexibility to volunteer on an evening
• Ability to encourage strengths and challenge weaknesses
• Patience
• Reliable
• Interpersonal and communication skills
• Awareness of issues facing young people
• Excellent Listening skills

Practical information:

Time commitment varies on role
Regular helper - 2.5 hours weekly on an evening.
Helper on a rota basis - can specify when available and how often you are able to commit. Evening.
Committee member - attend regular meetings, it is envisaged that these will be more frequent initially whilst setting up the club, then fall into a regular pattern e.g every 2 months dependent on the support required and the role undertaken.
Pateley Bridge is a rural location, there is local bus service but this finishes early evening.
*We are currently looking for expressions of interest before looking for a venue or setting a date and time. Wednesday or Friday evenings 6.30-8.30 has been suggested by young people as a good time to run a session.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
No venue confirmed
Pateley Bridge
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 22.09.2021
Organisation Information

Youth Development Workers help set up, support and develop community-led clubs and projects for young people aged 11 - 19 years. NYY also provides training and resources for both new and established clubs and adventurous activities for young people at Carlton Lodge Activity Centre. The Buddy network is a befriending project for young people aged 14 - 19 years. NYY produce an A-Z of Clubs and Projects for Young People in Harrogate District Booklet

Charity number: 1116521