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St Cyril's Children & Youth Project

Registered Charity
Number: 1136123
OFSTED: EY414290
Tel: 0151 4886405

Volunteering

Volunteer helping a child to draw

If you are interested in becoming an SCCYP volunteer you should come along to a play-scheme session where you will meet the children and other staff and volunteers.

You will have the opportunity to simply observe what goes on and if you feel comfortable, you could work along side another volunteer that evening to get a better feel for the activiites you might be involved in.

Just come along to a play session and see what we get up to! If you have any questions please telephone us on 0151 488 6405 or call round for an informal chat!

Volunteering can give you the satisfaction of helping your community.

We are looking for someone with the following qualities: Committed, reliable and enthusiastic. Interest in the health and wellbeing of children and an ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Volunteering for SCCYP can give you an opportunity to develop new skills or use existing ones in a new environment. You may also be able to obtain free training in playwork, first aid, child safety, health and safety and much more.

In return we can offer you:
-Training in Sports and Playwork
-Solid experience of working with children in a play setting
-References for future work/volunteering
-Ongoing support in terms of regular meetings
-Social events
-Travel expenses paid

Your role as a volunteer at SCCYP
Helping to lead play activities for children between the ages of 6 and 13 years.
Helping to prepare for the activities.
Helping to tidy up after activities.
Helping to arrange snacks.
Helping to ensure that all children sign in and out of the building.
Helping to pass on any relevant information regarding trips, timetable changes, etc to children and their parents/carers.
You may also wish to suggest alternative play activities that you would like to run.

Volunteer Profile
We would like you to be reliable honest and enthusiastic.
You will need to be adaptable, work well on your own initiative as well as part of a team.
You will need to relate well to children and young people.
You will need to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice.
You will need to work in a caring, patient and non-judgemental way.
You will have to be committed to working within the organisations polices and procedures.
You will be expected to respect issues of confidentiality in accordance with project guidelines.
You will need to be police checked.

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