St Mungo’s Youth Support Volunteer

Post Code E1W 1YW
Country United Kingdom

St Mungo’s Youth Support Volunteer

Youth Support Worker Volunteer

Project/Service: Putting Down Roots for Young People

Location: West Oxfordshire, Witney

Support and supervision from: Adam Spokes

Commitment: Wednesday, Thursday or Friday 1 day a week minimum
10.30am – 4pm. 6 months minimum.

Where will I be volunteering?

Putting Down Roots for Young People is a gardening and horticulture project for young people aged between 16-24 years old, across Oxfordshire.

We create green spaces with homeless or at risk of homelessness young people to improve their confidence, employability, mental and physical health and wellbeing.

What will I be doing?

  • Building positive relationships with young people to enable their engagement with the project
  • Foster meaningful relationships so that you can support young people with their needs
  • Support the personal and social development of young people
  • Ensure that students receive regular support with the vocational training offered
  • Supporting the Gardener Trainer with the delivery of gardening and horticulture activities
  • Contributing to the planning, delivery and evaluation of the project

Volunteers must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enthusiastic and willing to support young people to realise their full potential
  • Ability to develop professional relationships with young people
  • Have excellent communicators and listeners skills
  • Be patient and non-judgemental
  • Knowledge and passion for gardening
  • Able to make a six month commitment
  • Understanding of the causes of homelessness and its impact

Ability to work with young people who may have offending behaviour, substance use and/or mental health, with sensitivity and respect.

  • We particularly welcome youth volunteers  with experience of using and moving on from support services
  • Willingness to attend training to develop you in your volunteer role
  • We don’t expect you to know everything or have specific youth work or gardening experience; we simply ask that you’re committed and consistent.

What support will I receive?

  • Induction training to prepare you to volunteer and access to additional training
  • Regular support from your volunteer supervisor
  • There is a dedicated Volunteer Services team to support your volunteering
  • Out of pocket travel expenses will be reimbursed

Free lunch when working a minimum of five hours per day

Benefits to the volunteers

  • Improved confidence and communication skills
  • Experience working with young people in an informal setting
  • Skills in gardening and horticulture

I would like to help:
Please complete the online application form which is available on our website.



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