Volunteer Youth Support Worker

Live!
Published
10/03/2020
Location
New Scene Centre
Category
Opportunity Type
Benefits
Practical Experience
Skill
Role Specific
Activities
Youth Work
Suitable for under 18s
Yes

Description

We are a small vibrant charity that provides a varied programme of fully inclusive and accessible clubs and social activities for disabled children, young people and adults.
Based at New Scene Youth Centre in Chester, our members come from throughout Cheshire, Wirral and North Wales to take part, to make friends and have fun. Whilst doing so they develop their self-esteem and confidence, improvetheir physical well-being and develop social, vocational and independent living skills.

We are ‘pan disability’ – meaning that we work with people with any type of disability – physical, mental or sensory, or any combination thereof and of anyseverity - from mild to profound.
we have provided a varied programme of fully inclusive and accessible clubs and social activities for disabled children and
young people aged between 9 and 25. However, due to developments in our project work, we have recently extended our provision to include younger children from the age of 5 and ‘older’ people over the age 25, with no upper age limit.

We are always looking for people to join our team here at Live! Our current volunteer opportunities are as follows:

Mondays and Thursdays - 10 till 3pm  Give it a Spin cycling sessions for people of all ages on our collection of adapted hand
bikes, 3-wheel bikes, tandems and wheelchair accessible
bikes.

Monday and Thursday - 3.30 till 5.30 MIMO (Miss it Miss Out) Weekly  play session provision offering fun, inclusive sessions to participate in for children and young people 9-16.

Monday and Friday - 10-3pm Moving On (including Gardening Club) Our personal development project for young adults aged 16-25 who are not accessing further education or day services. It offers nationally recognised accreditation
(ASDAN) via a range of 20 courses.

Monday - 3.30 till 5.30 Patchwork Company Our  performing arts project.

Tuesday - 4 till 6pm I Can A mixture of skill making activities, running over a six-week period, together with weekly fun activities.  For young people aged 13-18 years.

Wednesday - 3.30 till 5.30pm Mini Mimo Weekly inclusive play sessions provision offering fun, inclusive sessions to participate in. For children aged 5-10 years.

Wednesday - 4 till 8pm  Duke of Edinburgh An opportunity to gain your Duke of Edinburgh award in an inclusive environment using cycling  as the mode of transport on expeditions. Participants need to be aged 14+

Wednesday - 7 till 9pm BIG Live! A social group
for adults over 25 years old running weekly.

Monday and Thursday - 1 till 3pm Give it a Go inclusive art and pottery sessions (adults)

Thursday 7 till 9pm The Next Event A weekly social group for young adults aged 16-25 years to take part in fun, social activities

Friday - 1 till 3pm Boccia A weekly informal opportunity to
play this Paralympic sport, which is a cross between lawn bowls and petanque.  Good fun, team building and skills development.

Sunday 1-4pm Live! Lounge  A weekly volunteering opportunity to serve refreshments to the general public and cyclists taking part in the
give it a spin session. Gives people the opportunity to
develop self-confidence,communication and life skills.

50 Days of Fun – School holiday provision offering
respite for families and fun, inclusive sessions to
participate in Ages 5-19

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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