WE NEED YOU!!
Volunteers are the backbone of H-PAN and without their help and support we would not be able to open seven days a week.
We are proud to have such a diverse team of dedicated volunteers who put so much into the running of H-PAN, whatever the amount of time they can spare. Age, background and experience are no barrier to what can be achieved by giving up some time and dedication. The rewards really do speak for themselves.
All our volunteers are given ongoing support and training, and many go on to achieve qualification, accredited certificates of achievement, and some have gone on to gain employment working with young people or other organisation both nationally and internationally. For the majority, volunteering has been a positive, life changing experience.
There are so many different volunteering opportunities here at the H-PAN both at local and International level: Mentoring, Sport, Youth-work, Driving, Fundraising, homework club, community cafe, working with elderly, Reading club, Catering, Event Organising, the list goes on.
Here are some details of various sections of H-PAN which need volunteers:
As a volunteer Mentor you would meet weekly, giving support and guidance to a young person. Often, hard to reach and disadvantaged, the young people referred to the Mentoring Project have little support elsewhere and have no, or few positive role models in their lives.
Full training and ongoing support is given to volunteer mentors, as well as the opportunity to gain a qualification in Mentoring.
N.B. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from young male and Female mentors, to accommodate the growing list of young people referred to the project.
Our youth club sessions two days a week. Working with young people from different backgrounds, cultures and disabilities, our youth club sessions provide a stimulating, entertaining and fun, safe haven for young people. Youth clubs are accessible to all young people in a central location.
Junior Club volunteers work on Tuesday and Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Working with children aged 8-12 years, the emphasis is providing fun positive activities for all.
Senior Club sessions run on Monday and Sunday evenings. Young people aged between 12 and 21 years are engaged in positive activities, group work and encouraging participation. This can often be very challenging, but very rewarding and great fun.
Just for Girls
This a session that runs on Sunday afternoons, which allows girls, especially those from Romanian background to access all the centre’s facilities.
H-PAN is looking to develop football teams, badminton, netball, cricket, basketball, boxing, to name but a few! Sports Development plays an important role in the centre’s activities and therefore we hope to provide many diverse sports to engage young people.
Ideally our Sports Development volunteers should have some experience in delivering a sports programme, either through further education or work experience, but ongoing support and training will be provided.
Events & Fundraising
If you cannot commit to a regular session every week, why not get involved in helping with our events and fundraising. Details of future events can be obtain from the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org, but new ideas are always welcomed. We are always looking for people to help with events, and those who do become involved always have great fun and return for other events!
To apply for a volunteer post please download the Volunteer Application Form. Acceptance through informal interview, two satisfactory references and enhanced disclosure form when involve with children or vulnerable adults.
Drivers must be in possession of a clean driving licence to be eligible to drive a mini bus.
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