Volunteer Youth Worker

Locations: Spa Road (BL1 4AG), Westhoughton (BL5 3DS) or Barlow Park (BL1 6QY)

Duration: We ask for a minimum of 3 months as we feel this is the minimum needed for you to build meaningful relationships with our young people, be a consistent role model, and to really get something out of the training and volunteering experience.

Times: Times and days vary by location and age. Our full time table can be downloaded here – Youth Club Timetable

Spa Road: Seniors, ages 12 – 19 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun).  Juniors, ages 8 – 11 (Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun)

Westhoughton: Seniors, ages 12 – 19 (Mon & Wed).  Juniors, ages 8 -11 (Tues & Thurs)

Barlow Park: Seniors, ages 12 – 19 (Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs)


About the role: You will be a crucial part of delivering our Youth Club activities for our Youth Club Sessions, engaging with young people to provide fun and enriching activities. Our Junior Club is for ages 8 -11 and is full of fun, creativity and laughter. Our Senior Club is for ages 12 – 19 and is great place for young people to have fun, build relationships and access opportunities.

Each session is completely different, one day you could find yourself organising an obstacle course, helping our young people create a master piece in the art area, getting a cream pie in the face in a quiz, playing a life size game of ‘Hungry Hippos’, teaching someone to play pool, choreographing a new dance routine or many other thing! There’s a wide range of different activities every session, but what you’ll find with every activity, is that you will be someone for that young person to talk to and make a difference to their lives.

Whilst we welcome all volunteers, at the moment we are particularly looking for volunteers with skills/interest in:

  • Photography
  • Music
  • Gaming
  • Rock climbing
  • Football

Read the full role description here

About you

You don’t need any previous experience as we provide you with training, but what we do ask is that;

  • You are passionate about working with children and young people and making a difference to their lives.
  • You are able to actively engage and build positive relationships with young people, as well as the rest of the team.
  • Are able to work well in a team but also be bale to take your own initiative.
  • You are creative, enthusiastic, confident, and resilient.

What next?

Complete an application form and return it to the volunteering team at volunteering@blgc.co.uk. We will then invite you in for a chat to find out a bit more about you, and discuss the next steps in becoming a BLGC volunteer.

 

Sports Development Volunteer

Locations: Spa Road (BL1 4AG), Westhoughton (BL5 3DS) or Barlow Park (BL1 6QY)

Duration: We ask for a minimum of 3 months as we feel this is the minimum needed for you to build meaningful relationships with our young people, be a consistent role model, and to really get something out of the training and volunteering experience.

Times: Times and days vary by location and age. Our full time table can be downloaded here – Youth Club Timetable

Spa Road: Seniors, ages 12 – 19 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun).  Juniors, ages 8 – 11 (Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun)

Westhoughton: Seniors, ages 12 – 19 (Mon & Wed).  Juniors, ages 8 -11 (Tues & Thurs)

Barlow Park: Seniors, ages 12 – 19 (Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs)

About the role

You will be a crucial part of delivering our sports activities in our Youth Club, working with young people aged between 8 and 19 years old. We offer a wide range of activities every evening including badminton, dance, table tennis, basket ball, hockey, team games, climbing, as well as a fully equipped boxing ring and gym. This is a fun, exciting, and fully engaged volunteer role where you will support young people to keep fit, develop their skills, build their passion, and learn the value of team work. You’ll gain hands on experience in assisting sports, working with young people, and coaching. We also offer additional coaching training on occasion.

Read the full role description here

About you

You don’t need any previous experience as we provide you with training, but what we do ask is that;

  • You are passionate about working with children and young people and making a difference to their lives.
  • You are able to actively engage and build positive relationships with young people, as well as the rest of the team.
  • Are able to work well in a team but also take your own initiative.
  • You are creative, enthusiastic, confident, and resilient.
  • Passionate about sports, and some knowledge of games/rules is preferable.

What next?

Complete an application form and return it to the volunteering team at volunteering@blgc.co.uk. We will then invite you in for a chat to find out a bit more about you, and discuss the next steps in becoming a BLGC volunteer.

Inclusion

Locations: Spa Road, Bolton BL1 4 AG

Duration: We ask for a minimum of 3 months as we feel this is the minimum needed for you to build meaningful relationships with our young people, be a consistent role model, and to really get something out of the training and volunteering experience.

Times: Most evenings and weekends 4pm – 10pm

About the role

You will be a crucial part of delivering our Youth Club activities for supporting young people aged between 8 and 21 years old who require additional support. We want all our young people to be able to enjoy and participate in our activities and so we work to adapt and create exciting activities for them. There’s a wide range of different activities every session, but what you’ll find with every activity, is that you will be someone for that young person to talk to and make a difference to their lives.

About you

You don’t need any previous experience as we provide you with training, but what we do ask is that;

  • You are passionate about working with children and young people and making a difference to their lives.
  • You are able to actively engage and build positive relationships with young people, as well as the rest of the team.
  • You are patient, kind, and willing to support a young person on a 1:1 basis, with supervision.

What next?

Complete an application form and return it to the volunteering team at volunteering@blgc.co.uk. We will then invite you in for a chat to find out a bit more about you, and discuss the next steps in becoming a BLGC volunteer.

 

Find out what it's really like as a volunteer from our Q&A's!

Marina Lugenyi, Volunteer Youth Worker

Josh Stone, Volunteer Youth Worker

Nafisa Bemat, Volunteer Youth Worker

Maureen Hoyle & Therese Powell, Inclusion