Volunteering Opportunities with Young People
After School Activities
Weekday evenings see a variety of different sessions which incorporate craft, socialising, learning new skills, games, sports, cooking, fun and workshops. These activities cater for a range of different ages.
Your Role: Ranges from helping with specific crafts and activities, to just getting to know the young people, serving behind the bar or preparing the evening meal.
Where: Several sessions established at our Farnworth Centre and every Tuesday in our Kearsley venue.
Time Commitment: Sessions take place between 3pm and 6pm and usually last 2 hours. Volunteers are asked to come to the whole session as well as assist in setting up and clearing away, this usually means a commitment of between 2.5 and 3 hours. Volunteers may choose to do every week or may prefer to do fortnightly or monthly.
These are louder, later weekend sessions which attract different young people from week to week as well as many regulars, due to their ‘Drop-in’ format. Often lively with DJ’s and loud music, we aim to provide a credible alternative to the alcohol life-style, adopted by many young people.
Your Role: From working behind the bar, to manning the door or getting to know the young people.
Time Commitment: Friday Evenings. Sessions usually last 3 hours and finish at 10pm, volunteers are asked to assist in clearing away after the session and also invited to pray with the team beforehand if they wish, this usually means a commitment of 4 hours. Volunteers may choose to do every week, fortnightly or monthly.
Central to the work we do as this is often our first point of contact with young people. This work is particularly important in Little Lever as we are developing Zac’s there and don’t yet have a permanent location. People are often wary of volunteering for this, however we have found it to be one of the least threatening and most rewarding sessions we undertake.
Your Role: To meet, chat and develop friendships with young people in the local area.
Where: The streets of Farnworth, Kearsley (including Stoneclough and Prestolee) & Little Lever.
Time Commitment: Various evenings between 4pm and 9pm for between 1 & 3 hours, as and when you are available.
Similar to our After School Activities during the school holidays.
Time Commitment: Sessions take place usually between 4pm and 8pm.
Football sessions and various other multi-sport / game activities.
Your Role: Playing alongside the young people through to coaching/leading training sessions. Supporting sessions in various other sports particularly throughout the summer programme.
Where: Various / Little Lever High School
Time Commitment: Various Evenings, from 1 hour per week. Football sessions currently run every Friday in Little Lever.