Volunteers at CYCD
Volunteers are a key feature of Centre for Youth & Community Development. Below is an indication of the sorts of roles we have for volunteers.
The Roles of Volunteers at CYCD
Volunteering with Young People
Volunteers with our youth projects are able to work with boys or girls aged 11-18 years in a variety of roles. These roles include youth work; supporting young people in the activities provided at the youth clubs, befriending young people and helping them make the transition into adult-hood. The work with young people includes a number of sports clubs and holiday clubs. Notably, we run a 4 week young people’s holiday each summer.
Volunteering with Children
Our children’s clubs include:
- School holidays club – Rising Stars
- 2 after schools clubs during term time
- Homework club on Saturdays
- Bangla School on Saturdays
Volunteers are needed to be active members of the children’s team supporting, supervising and running a range of play activities for children aged 6-10 years. Volunteers are also needed to support with the weekly homework club which runs on Saturdays helping children aged 6-13 years with their course-work, homework, English, Maths, IT. We run a Bangla School which teaches children to read, write and speak in Bengali. If you speak Bengali and English you will be able to volunteer with the Bangla School.
Volunteering with children/young people with disability and Special Needs
We run 3 clubs for children/young people with disabilities and Special Needs:
- 6-11 years Wednesdays 3.30pm – 6.30pm
- 11-18 years Saturdays 3.30pm – 7.30pm
- 18-30 years Fridays 4.30pm – 7.00pm
- 11-18 years Inclusive Sports Club
And Holiday Clubs each school holiday period
The Volunteer role is one of support worker; many of the children need 1-2-1 attention and either a staff member or volunteer is assigned the role of key worker for a particular child. Other roles are supporting the children and young people with the club activities, trips or outings.
Volunteering with women
Many of the women who use our services are Bangladeshi and Pakistani women who have poor English language skills. Volunteering opportunities arise, as CYCD secures funding, to support women with ESOL, employment and confidence building. There are also administration roles for volunteers. Volunteers help organise and run events for women from time to time.
Volunteering with older people
We run a weekly lunch , health & well being club on Mondays and Tuesdays for Bangladeshi women and men aged 50 year and over. Volunteer roles including helping organise and serve lunch, befriending and providing a listening ear and generally engaging with the older people. There is also a volunteer role to provide a small amount of administration each week. We hold a number of Carers events during the year including Carers Rights Day and National Carers Week event. Volunteers help us to plan, organise and administer our Carers events.
If you are interested in volunteering with CYCD, please contact
Tel: 01582 519500