Volunteers with Ynot Aspire come to us from a range of backgrounds, and each of them possesses their own unique mix of skills, strengths and qualities. All of the volunteers recruited to our projects are fully trained after having been recruited to the team following intensive assessment over a period of time.

We ensure that all of our volunteers are fully trained in areas of Safeguarding, as well as supported through gaining qualifications in youth work, health and safety, substance misuse and peer mentoring, to name just a few. Often, our volunteers will come to us with their own ideas for training, and we embrace this attitude and professionalism. This drive is what we believe sets our volunteers apart from the rest.

Some of our volunteers have actually suffered through issues such as homelessness, substance misuse and bullying/domestic abuse during their own lives, meaning that they bring a lot of empathy and understanding to the role that cannot be devalued in the absence of formal qualifications.

Smart recruitment of people who volunteer with Ynot Aspire is vital within our values. There is an emphasis on recruiting the right amount of suitable people rather than a large bank of names that may not suit our projects or people when the going gets tough! We work with volunteers across all of our projects, so please apply, and trust us to match you to the best project for you and your skill-set.

There are no formal pre-requisites get on board to our breakthrough programme – All you need to have is some spare time, honesty, patience and passion for making a difference to the lives of young people.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer with Ynot Aspire and how you can help to change a young person’s life please give us a call on 01254 352592, email us at

Volunteer Application Form 2016