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Activator (Camden)

Role reference: LN148

Deadline for applications: 17 July 2022

Support and supervision from: Nominated Supported Housing Officer

Time Commitment: 2-5 hours per week depending upon the needs of young people and services, once per week (preferably Wednesdays) 

As part of our Housing and Support Team, you’ll be supporting them to create a range of activities for Young People to build and encourage confidence. These activities will vary from sport sessions, confidence building sessions to trips out of service. You’ll develop these activities to complement the support package which Young People receive directly from the service they reside in. By working with the Young People to come up with activities, you be helping to empower them and give them an enjoyable experience each week.

Role summary

  • Consult young people on the types of activities they are interested in
  • Encourage and motivate young people to engage and participate in activities (sports, arts, day trips, activities within service)  
  • Support delivery of sessions to young people  
  • Enable and support young people to access activities e.g. accompany to offsite activities or sessions 

Role requirements

Volunteers should meet the following criteria:

Essential 

  • Ability to communicate confidently and clearly with young people, other volunteers and staff
  • Experience/confidence in activities that young people may be keen to engage in
  • Willing to engage in a variety of activities
  • Able to use Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Teams
  • Experience working with young people or disadvantaged groups is preferable
  • Able to work unsupervised

Desirable 

  • Understanding of the issues – practical and emotional – facing young people
  • Good communication skills
  • A commitment to demonstrating Centrepoint's values

Support for volunteers  

  • Structured induction and training  
  • Ongoing support and supervision from the volunteering team 
  • Ongoing support and supervision from your supervisor 
  • Access to further training 
  • Travel and other reasonable expenses reimbursed 

Interested?

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete our application form. If you are having trouble completing the application form, or have any questions about the role, please contact volunteer@centrepoint.org

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