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?
- 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.
- 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.