WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
Can you help the North West Migrants Forum provide a residential of adventure for young people to remember for the rest of their lives?
Volunteers have a huge impact on the young people attending our residentials. You will have fun, make new friends and share some fantastic memories.
Team Leaders provide essential pastoral care to young people and encourage them to make the most of the exciting outdoor challenges and learning on offer (plus you can have a go too!).
Volunteering in a fun and vibrant environment, your role will be to inspire and encourage young people to make the most of their summer residential experience. This is a great way of gaining valuable work experience, completing a college/university placement or just lending us your skills if you are already experienced.
We ask that volunteers are available for 3 nights of 23rd – 26th August and/or the week beginning Monday, 9th September 2019; every Thursday from 5.30pm- 8pm and also for the training course at NWMF on Thursday, 8th August 2019 ,11am-1pm
Volunteering with NWMF gives you:
*Valuable skills if you are considering a career working with young people
*Highly relevant experience for working in a diverse environment
*A certificate and reference
*Training in safeguarding, behaviour management, leadership, communication skills and supporting young people in a residential setting
*is a short-term commitment of 6 hours a week throughout the year
*Free food and accommodation on Residentials
*Travel Expenses (for travel to any educational trips organised and training combined) Travel to Residentials is provided by NWMF
It is also a lot of fun!
*Make new friends and share memories that will last a lifetime
*Take part in exciting outdoor activities
*Challenge yourself in new situations
*Build your confidence and develop your skills
What will you do?
Volunteer Team Leaders accompany young people during the daytime activities and encourage them to make the most of the exciting outdoor challenges, workshops and educational trips on offer (plus you can have a go too!)
Team Leaders are the key to ensuring young people have a summer to remember and an experience of a lifetime.
During residentials, most young people are experiencing their first stay away from home and you will provide essential pastoral care. This will include making sure they are sleeping and eating and are prepared for the action-packed day ahead.
If you are thinking about volunteering at NWMF, this is a great way to try it out! Team Leaders take part in challenging outdoor activities, so a level of physical fitness is required. We welcome applicants of all abilities and, any adjustments required due to disability can be discussed during the application process.
At this coming residential you would be supporting young people aged 13-17. The activities include Scavenger Hunt and Beach Walk, Climbing Zipline, Nightline, Archery, High ropes and team building games. Don’t worry if you haven’t done any of these activities before as our qualified instructors will help you.
Apply for this role if you:
*Enjoy spending time with young people
*Have experience of supporting young people through paid or voluntary work
*Are considering a career in youth work or teaching
*Have good communication and leadership skills
*Are a team player and thrive in a fast-paced environment
RESPECT and APPRECIATE DIVERSITY
We are also looking for a Person with videography skills who can cover our residential. Equipment will be provided by NWMF
The recruitment process includes a phone interview, 2 references and an Enhanced Access NI Check. When you apply it is really helpful if you can email your CV and/or give us some extra information about your experience supporting young people. Email – Lilian Seenoi-Barr [email protected]
Code of Conduct
We ask that you adhere to our volunteer Code of Conduct. NWMF is committed to ensuring the safety of our staff, customer and volunteers. This means that NWMF will terminate immediately any volunteer where an individual poses a risk to themselves or others, where their actions bring NWMF into disrepute or where volunteers have breached any UK law.
NWMF and Safeguarding
NWMF is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.