Run fun activities at a local youth club!
Wednesday or Thursday evenings, from 6pm.
Avon Youth Club, Lawrence Weston (travel arrangements provided)
About Activate
Activate volunteers run fun evening activities with young people at the Avon Youth Club in Lawrence Weston. You will work together and with youth club staff to create an activity plan. Each session will have one of the following themes:
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sports and fitness
  • Healthy eating
The youth club has plenty of resources for you to get creative with, including: a gym with equipment, a sports hall, arts supplies, a fully equipped kitchen, roller skates, guitars, and more!
We need enthusiastic, creative volunteers, who are excited to get stuck in and deliver fun activities as a team.
Previous youth work experience is not required, but a suitable volunteer will have the confidence to keep a group of young people engaged in their activity, whilst making sure that everyone stays safe.
Bristol Hub will support you with activity development, and you will gain some great experience working young people. Whether you have an interest in teaching, social work, youth work or just want to do some volunteering, Activate could be the one for you! It's also a fantastic opportunity for you to get out in the community and get to know Bristol better.
You will need a DBS certificate to volunteer. Please see the FAQ for more information.
Why do we do it?
Lawrence Weston is one of several districts in Bristol that has been calculated as being within the worst 10% of areas in England for Multiple Deprivation. The Avon Youth Club provides an invaluable service supporting young people in the area by giving them a fun and constructive space.
By sending volunteers we help the Club maintain an engaging and enjoyable atmosphere, and offer the young people the opportunity to take part in different activities, widening their experiences, raising their aspirations, and helping them to gain new skills too.
Apply here to volunteer with Activate!
What you need to know before you apply
There are a few things you need to know before you apply:
  • The programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, across all disciplines.
  • Sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6pm.
  • Transport is provided.
  • You will need a DBS certificate in order to volunteer in the free shop (see FAQ for more information).
The recruitment and training process:
  • Fill in our online application form
  • Please apply for a DBS certificate (see the FAQ for more information)
  • We will then email you and ask you to choose a training workshop time slot
  • We will send you safeguarding training for working with children
  • We will run workshops throughout October
  • We will then send you for an induction at Avon Youth Club from mid October to early November
  • When you have attended your induction you will be ready to start volunteering!
Have any questions about the application process or need reasonable adjustments made? Please contact ****. We are inclusive and encouraging of all University of Bristol students who want to volunteer, and welcome BME, LGBT+ and Disabled applicants.
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