YMCA DownsLink Group works to prevent youth homelessness and improve young people's mental health and wellbeing across Sussex and Surrey. A charity, we provide supported accommodation, youth advice centres, counselling and family mediation. Each year we support over 10,000 children, young people and families.
YMCA WiSE is an award-winning project based in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, and Surrey, which works with children and young people around sexual exploitation and the surrounding issues. As a WiSE Ambassador you will be working with a small team of other young people to promote positive messages around relationships and sexual consent to children and young people in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.
What does the opportunity involve doing?
We are looking for enthusiastic young people, aged 16-25 years old, who want to make a difference to their peers, and use their voices to promote and support young people’s awareness and understanding of the issues around healthy/unhealthy relationships, and sex and consent.
WiSE Ambassadors can work on a variety of projects, dependent on your skills and interests. This could, for example, include working on awareness posters, workshops, educational resources, social media content, creative projects, or campaigns.
We welcome young people from all backgrounds, and skillsets. You don’t need any specific skills or experience, just an interest and awareness of consent and relationships, and a passion for supporting positive change in the lives of children and young people.
This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, receive training, develop your skills, and be part of an exciting new project supporting children and young people.
What induction, training and support is offered?
Volunteers will be offered a thorough induction, as well as training and support throughout their time with YMCA DLG. There will also be additional opportunities to get involved with wider YMCA DLG activities and build experience with the wider organisation.
What skills or qualities are needed?
You don’t need any specific skills or experience, just an interest and awareness of consent and relationships, and a passion for supporting positive change in the lives of children and young people.More info
Deadline for applications
31 Dec 2020
Children/families Other groups Young people
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