Youth Activity Volunteer - Liverpool

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Whizz-Kidz aim to transform the lives of young wheelchair users aged between 2 and 25. We do this by providing life changing mobility equipment, exciting youth groups and wheelchair skills training. There are sometimes extra opportunities, such as volunteering at a residential camp. 

Volunteers can support us to reach this aim by:

• Supporting young people to get involved in activities
• Leading or co-leading activities or ice breakers if you would like to
• Acting as a positive role model for young wheelchair users
• Ensuring the event runs smoothly along with other volunteers and staff

We are looking for people with the following skills:

•    Enthusiastic and confident 
•    Supportive, friendly and sensitive to others
•    Ability to communicate with young people of different ages with different abilities: for example, some of 
        our young people may use a communication device instead of communicating verbally.
•    Positive attitude  towards disability
•    Flexible and creative
•    Proactive and not afraid to get involved
•    Experience of working with young people is an advantage but not essential

What else should I know?

•    All volunteers will receive safeguarding training and a DBS check as you will be working with 
     vulnerable children and young people. 
•    Whizz-Kidz will reimburse reasonable travel expenses, up to £30 per event (taxis only with prior agreement)
•    Our clubs run on a monthly basis on a weekenday day, with the exception of January, August and December. 

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Required Role

Youth Activity Volunteer - Liverpool

Key responsibilities

• Supporting young people to get involved in activities • Leading or co-leading activities or ice breakers if you would like to • Acting as a positive role model for young wheelchair users • Ensuring the event runs smoothly along with other volunteers and staff

Mandatory SkillsHide[-]

  • Communication
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Team Work

Desirable Skills

  • Confidence
  • Creative and design
  • Initiative
  • Leadership and Management
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • Practical
  • Problem solving
  • Teaching and training

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership and Management
  • Listening
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Problem solving
  • Teaching and training
  • Team Work

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once every two months

Start Date: 22-09-2019

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Location

Birkenhead CH41 4EA, UK
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