Our passionate volunteers help us to empower young people in a variety of meaningful ways. From frontline fundraising, to cooking up a storm in our cooking classes; from sitting on the board of trustees, to standing in as Goalkeeper on the football pitch; from coaching in the boxing ring, to just having a meaningful conversation with a young person – our volunteers really do cover all the bases!
Our mission is to create truly meaningful, well supported volunteer roles that directly or indirectly enrich the lives of young people. We want every volunteer to know how their contribution is affecting real change for the young people within their community.
When you volunteer at a Youth Zone, there are so many things you can get involved in; frontline fundraising, cooking up a storm in our cooking classes, sitting on the board of trustees, standing in as goalkeeper on the football pitch, training in the boxing ring or simple being a listening ear and having meaningful conversations with members. Whatever the activity, everyone has their own journey and reasons why they volunteer, but here are just a few of the benefits of getting involved:
It’s a great wat to get a reference and fill gaps in your work experience. You can also try out different types of work to get a taster – which can rally help you if you’re looking for a job or want to change direction.
You’ll learn and do things that you might not normally get the chance to – this can be a real confidence boost.
You’ll prpbably meet people from different cultures and backgrounds that you might not normally. Volunteering with people who are as passionate about improving the opportunities for young people, as you are, is a great way to meet like-minded people.
Time Bank recently did a survey of some of teh UK’s leading businesses and 73% said they’d employ someone who’s volunteered over someone who hasn’t/
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