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Youth Engagement Volunteer – Eastbourne

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support the running of our youth clubs at YMCA YAC Eastbourne. YMCA DownsLink is one of the largest providers of youth services in the South East, and we are currently expanding our range of services in Eastbourne. As a volunteer you will be at the heart of this growth.

All of our youth clubs provide a range of games, discussions, sports, crafts, baking and conservation activities, all tailored to young people aged 11-19 years old. This is a challenging but rewarding role, it is therefore important that you are reliable and approachable. We are looking for people who have an interest in youth work and have a commitment to learning. We are especially interested in hearing from volunteers with an interest in running our music group, arts activities and LGBTQ group.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

You will work closely with the Youth Work Manager and with our team of experienced youth work leaders to help deliver enjoyable, engaging sessions at one or more of our weekly clubs. Most of the clubs are term-time only.

The sessions are varied and may include sports, arts and crafts, baking, discussions, gardening activities and indoor games.

What induction, training and support is offered?

As a volunteer, you’ll get excellent support, complete training and have the chance to make a real difference to young people in one of Eastbourne’s most socially deprived areas.

What skills or qualities are needed?

No formal qualifications or experience is required for this role.
An empathy with young people and a strong desire to make a difference in their lives are key requirements.

You will be part of a growing service with high expectations, so experience or interest in one or more of the following areas is essential: music, art, sports, skate park events, event management, dance, fitness, LGBTQ+ issues, mental health, nature and wildlife, cooking, fundraising, drama, drug awareness, sexual health, youth voice.

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YMCA DownsLink Group


St Peters

Deadline for applications

8 Jan 2021


Young people A lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender group An arts group


Volunteering as part of a team Arts/music Cooking/catering

Disabled access?


Expenses paid?


Childcare available?


Contact name

Rachel Gillard

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