StreetDoctors Volunteer Champion at StreetDoctors

Teaching young people at risk of violence what to do when someone is bleeding or is unconscious

Dates 16 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018 (6 hours)
Location Locations will vary around North East London, from schools and youth clubs to Youth Offending Teams (YOTs)
Description

DO YOU WANT TO TEACH LIFESAVING SKILLS TO YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK OF VIOLENCE?

ARE YOU AN EXCELLENT COMMUNICATOR INTERESTED IN EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE?

Also, did you know that over 30 young have been stabbed or shot to death in London so far this year?

That's the size of a classroom of young people. This is your chance to make a difference to young people's lives.

StreetDoctors is a community of healthcare students and professionals from all over the UK who are dedicated to teaching young people who are at risk of violence how to deliver life-saving first aid. We think of violence as an epidemic which can be tackled using a public health approach. We therefore use first aid as a tool to educate and empower young people, giving them confidence and a sense of responsibility for their actions, helping to change their attitude towards violence.

We have taught over 10,000 young people since 2013. However, we know we can do more and we need your help!

We want to recruit a volunteer team at City University London to teach in North East London, and YOU could be a part of this! We are looking for motivated and engaged nursing (Adult, Child or Mental Health BSc) students to help set up this team with our support, and become our Champions at City! You will receive training in all aspects of being a StreetDoctors volunteer (training dates are listed below).

Interested students will then be invited to attend an introductory meeting/training Champions Day sometime mid-late August, before the start of the academic year. On this day you will be introduced to our charity, and the work that we do, and given training relating to recruiting a team of volunteers from September onwards!

We look forward to hearing from you!!

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership/Management

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

Mid-Late August- Champions Day: One-day introductory training for initial volunteers

October 27th - Team set up and training day - will include training on how to teach StreetDoctors sessions

November 17th - Safeguarding training and inspirational talks by eminent speakers

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: A nursing student who is available mid-late August for the initial training day

Desirable: A motivated, engaged nursing student who is willing to work in a team and willing to communicate and teach young people!

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

Register now!