Position title
Volunteer Youth Practitioner Role
Reports to

Projects and Pilots Manager

About The Eikon Charity

The Eikon Charity is a leading Surrey charity supporting children and young people to overcome difficulties, manage their wellbeing and become resilient, enabling them to develop into confident adults who contribute positively to their communities.

Description

We work with young people directly in schools and communities across Surrey and beyond, one-to-one, in groups and clubs – and with and through partners, supporting them to deliver services that improve young people’s physical and emotional wellbeing and mental health. We work in partnership with schools, communities, health & social care and other organisations, because we believe that working together works.

Our Youth Clubs:

We run youth clubs both face to face and online. Our youth clubs are led by youth workers and compromise of a range of fun activities, games, discussions and topic led discussions in a safe environment. We support young people across surrey that need support with their wellbeing. Please see a list of our youth clubs below:

EikOnline – A virtual youth club that includes fun activities and topic discussions. EikOnline has targeted youth clubs for young careers and holds focus groups for young people to help shape our services.

IAmMe – A virtual youth club that provides a safe space for young people that identify as LGBT+. The club compromises of activities and discussions around the LGBT+ community and current issues within society.

Surrey Heath Youth Council – This club is currently virtual, however is due to return to face to face. This is a young person led club, where the young people lead on discussions and raise awareness on issues within their community.

Sunbury, Cromwell and Walton Youth Clubs – These youth clubs are face-to-face youth clubs that support young people within their communities. The young people attend a youth centre where they play games and gain support from our youth workers

Role:

We are looking for volunteers to join our communities team and support our young people on our face-to-face and virtual youth clubs.

The role involve:

  • Engaging with young people virtually or face to face, voluntarily and positively; motivate, inspire and encourage potential.
  • Listening and supporting young people, showing empathy and understanding, remaining non-judgmental and caring.
  • Supporting the youth worker within the youth club and help facilitate activities.

Requirements for volunteering:

  • Volunteer at least 2 hours a week.
  • You will be required to complete a criminal records check (DBS) and provide two references.

The Eikon Charity is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and aims to provide a working environment which is free from unfair discrimination and will enable employees and volunteers to fulfil their personal potential.

Person Specification

We are looking for applicants that have a real passion to support young people who are full of enthusiasm and fun and have a welcoming approach and personality.

How to apply

Applications Eikon is committed to safeguarding and prompting the welfare of young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process.

This role will be subject to an approved Enhanced DBS and Barring Disclosure check.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please download the application form below, complete it and submit using the Apply Now button below.

As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, we do not accept CVs.

 

Duration of employment
Flexible
Job Location
Across Surrey
Working Hours
2 to 4 hours a week, flexible across the week and depending on availability
Date posted
July 26, 2021
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