Supporting Young People

 How would my support make a difference?

 

  • Many of the young people we work with have little adult time and attention given to them. A positive adult role model offers them the chance to talk and be heard, allowing them to think through issues they are facing and build up their confidence.
  • You may also help the young person join in with social activities that they would not otherwise have access to.

 What kind of young person would I be helping?

 

  • We support young people who are often isolated and experiencing various difficulties including: deprivation, abuse or bullying. Some have high functioning autism and benefit from help with communication and social interaction.

As a volunteer, what would I do?

 

One-to-one befriending

  • Volunteers meet their allocated young person (aged 8-17) once a week for around two hours at a mutually convenient time, sometimes doing an activity.

 Weekly Groups

  • Volunteers socialise and interact with groups of young people to help them build up their confidence and self-esteem through interaction. They also help individuals join in with the activity.
  • Volunteers with a particular skill or interest are encouraged to lead one or several sessions on a one-off or ongoing basis.

What are you waiting for? Apply now!