Volunteering opportunities

Volunteers play a key role in the delivery of our services: assisting with the delivery of activities in our youth clubs, providing classroom support to learners, providing counselling to young people and helping behind the scenes with administration.

Why volunteer?

Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to volunteer with our organisation. Reasons may include:

  • To develop skills and learn something new
  • To increase work experience which could lead on to paid work in the future
  • To meet new people and be part of a diverse, friendly team
  • To use your skills to inspire others
  • To improve self-esteem and confidence
  • To support children, young people and their families in your local community

What support will I receive?

You will receive a full induction into the organisation and training relevant to the area(s) you wish to volunteer in.

You will be offered peer support from an experienced member of staff or volunteer and you will also have regular meetings with your appointed Line Manager to discuss any queries, concerns or ideas that you have.

Will I be paid?

As a volunteer you are not paid for the hours you work. However, we value our volunteers and want to ensure that there are no barriers to volunteer involvement so you will have your travel and other agreed expenses reimbursed.

How do I apply to be a volunteer?

In order to volunteer you will need to complete an application form and undergo a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Once you have completed the application form we will arrange for you to have a short interview and will seek references from the people you have identified on the form.

Email jrowley@youthworksnorthamptonshire.org.uk to find out more

Become a Trustee

Youth Works Northamptonshire are seeking dynamic and passionate trustees to join our Board who are looking to use their skills for the benefit of young people in Northamptonshire.

We welcome diversity and encourage candidates of all ages, including those aged under 30 to apply.

We are looking for the following important personal qualities:

  • an understanding and/or interest in the challenges that children and young people face, particularly in mental health and education.
  • a commitment to teamwork, without being afraid to critically challenge or question.
  • a passion for social change and a commitment to principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.
  • experience of finance in a business or charity would be an advantage as we have identified this as a skill gap in our board but not a necessity.

Crucially, the successful candidates will be excited about the opportunity to effect lasting change for young people in Northamptonshire.

Email jrowley@youthworksnorthamptonshire.org.uk to find out more