Welcome to Team London Young Ambassadors!
The aim of the project is get marginalized youth interacting with their communities through the power of Youth Social Action. We conduct 6 sessions with young people from a range of educational settings (Pupil Referral units, Alternative Provisions and SEND Schools) with ongoing sessions being used to facilitate the student-led project.
The focus of the project is to get typically marginalized youth to develop a creative solution to educate/inform/fundraise/spread awareness about an issue they are passionate about. Projects can be volunteering based, or can be something else such as a podcast to educate others about youth issues, creating a video, painting a mural or developing a toolkit to use in other school settings - to name a few. The students will be given a £1000 grant to make their idea a reality, with the focus being on empowering them to be the change they want to see in the world.
We require volunteers who will help with delivering the sessions (to be based in schools). Volunteers can gain experience working with young people with special needs, helping to empower them and facilitate their creativity, as well as helping them develop skills in communication, team work and project management. This is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring teachers, youth workers, social workers and psychologists to gain valuable experience.
You will be helping to deliver and devise activities in the sessions with the aim of aiding the young people in creating a social action project. Sessions are pre-planned and you will be helping to teach the content. We will be working with 42 schools all across 33 London boroughs and delivering until July 2022. You'll be learning vital skills involving teaching, mentoring and facilitating, designing and delivering workshops with students who have special needs and social, emotional and mental health needs.
Essential details and role requirements: This project will be running in school hours (9am-3pm) and will be term time only, therefore it's essential that any volunteers can dedicate some time during these hours. It is is also essential that any volunteering applying for this role has had experience working with young people, in either a educational or youth-focussed setting.
Time needed for the role: School deliveries run for 6 weeks with a single school, it would be great if a volunteer could come in and help with 1 delivery a week, or at least 2 deliveries a month, we are very flexible on this. Each session is 45 minutes long.
Induction & Expenses: Volunteers will take part in Safeguarding training, Child Sexual Exploitation training and a general induction to Volunteering Matters. All travel expenses will be covered. We will also cover the cost of an enhanced DBS check for you.
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