OPP OF THE DAY: Volunteer Tutor – The Access Project

The Access Project, an education charity, supports disadvantaged young people to progress to university. We are looking for volunteers who would be able to tutor a young person aged 14-18, online, 1 hour a week in term-time Sept-Nov 2021- Summer 2022 to support them with their academic studies.

•Support a young person in a school subject to achieve the GCSE / A level grades they deserve and to fulfil their potential.

•Inspire, motivate and raise aspirations towards higher education and the world of work.

•Students supported by The Access Project typically achieve a grade higher at GCSE and are four times more likely than their peers to progress to a top-third ranked university

When:
Tutorials are delivered online after school during the week in term time. Tutorials start between 4:30pm and 6:30pm (finishing no later than 7:30pm).

Commitment/Duration:
One 60 minute tutorial is delivered once a week during term time. You will also need an additional spare 30 minutes a week for planning your tutorial.

We ask for our tutors to commit to the full academic year, starting in September 2021 until July 2022.

Please be prepared to undertake an enhanced DBS check (criminal records check)
and provide two references (personal or professional).

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY:

Online: https://www.theaccessproject.org.uk/volunteer

Email: volunteering@theaccessproject.org.uk

OPP OF THE DAY: Volunteer Youth Worker, All STARS

As a volunteer youth worker, you’ll need to:

– assess the needs of young people, and plan and deliver programmes;

-run arts-based activities, community/environmental projects, residential activities, outdoor education and sporting activities;

-attend and take the lead on virtual sessions via Microsoft Teams or Zoom (due to COVID-19)

-befriend and support young people in different settings;

-mentor, coach and support individuals and encourage greater social inclusion;

-work in partnership with professionals from other organisations that support young people such as social care, health, police, education, youth offending teams and local authorities;

-attend regular training and development opportunities to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding, health and safety and local policy developments;

-undertake administrative tasks, maintain effective recording systems and respond to queries;

-work with parents and community groups to win support for improved provision and act as an advocate for young people’s interests

Knowledge/Qualifications:
Youth Work NVQ level 2 or above (Desirable)
First Aid at Work Qualification (Desirable)
Willingness to undertake training (Essential)
A good knowledge of the issues facing young people in society today (Essential)
A basic level of awareness of health and safety and child protection issues and how to ensure good practice (Desirable)

Skills and Abilities:
Excellent communication skills and an ability to relate to young people in a variety of settings (Essential)
Ability to understand, respect and value young people’s views (Essential)
Excellent interpersonal skills (Essential)
Ability to work using own initiative (Essential)
An ability to set and work to own targets (Essential)
An ability to plan and implement exciting and imaginative programme of youth work activities (Essential)
Any other skills, interests, expertise and qualifications that may be used in a youth work setting (music, art, crafts, sports, outdoor activities, health awareness) (Desirable)

Experience:
Working with young people ages 11-25 in a youth work or similar setting. (Desirable)

Personal Qualities:
Ability to maintain confidentiality and pass on information when appropriate (Essential)
Reliable and committed to work (Essential)
Punctual (Essential)
Enthusiastic and self-motivated (Essential)
Empathy with young people (Essential)

This is a permanent, ongoing voluntary position.

We would like you to volunteer as many weeks as possible. However, the minimum would preferably be a fortnightly basis.

Expenses will be paid if a volunteer has purchased items for a youth club session i.e. cooking ingredients, arts & crafts.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Charlotte Maher-Butler
Email: all.stars.youth.club2019@gmail.com