Volunteer FAQ

Why do we need Volunteers?

Our volunteers are an integral part of the work we do within the local community. Without our volunteers we would be unable to run the services that are vital to helping young people achieve their full potential. Through offering one-one support, our volunteers can offer support to young people who are at the risk of homelessness, substance misuse, bullying and domestic abuse. Our volunteers also help with delivery of our prevention workshops in schools, helping us to reach as many young people as possible.

In addition to our mentoring roles, you could also help with the running of the charity by becoming a Trustee, general office work, event planning and fundraising.

As a Trustee you could make a significant contribution to our organisation by helping to implement the strategic vision of Ynot Aspire. You will be responsible for making sure that the charity is run to suit the interests of the people we are here to support.

Trustees will be expected to play an active role in the running and management of the charity. You must be passionate about helping local Young People be all they can be. Ideally, applicants will have experience in Fundraising, Strategic Planning, Public Relations, Campaigning, Policy Implementation or Marketing.

We also have volunteering opportunities available for Fundraisers. Fundraisers are crucial in helping us to raise the vital funds we need to run our projects within the local community. Being a fundraiser is not only about collecting donations, its about wanting and believing that you can inspire social change. 

Who can Volunteer?

Our roles do not require you to have any prior experience, all we ask is for you to commit to at least 1 hour per week and be aged 18 or over. Our volunteers bring with them not just passion but experience from a wide range of backgrounds.

What Skills do I need?

There are no formal requirements for our volunteer programme. All you need is spare time, honesty, patience and passion to apply. You will receive intensive training as you progress through the volunteer programme.

What training will I receive?

Volunteers will receive full training in all aspects of child protection and safeguarding from LSCB and our specialist team. We have our own volunteer training programme covering things such as mentoring, goal setting and Adverse Childhood Experiences. We also offer our volunteers the opportunity to access other training which could lead to formal qualifications during the time they spend with us.

How much time do I have to commit?

You can choose as much time or as little as possible. At Ynot Aspire we understand that our volunteers have work life/commitments, some of our volunteers work regularly and others from time to time.

How do I get involved?

To become a volunteer at Ynot Aspire you can apply by completing the application form form here:

Volunteer Application Form

Email: info@ynotaspire.org.uk or call 01254 352592.

Do not hesitate to contact one of our expert members of staff if you would like further information.

What happens next?

Upon receiving your application, the Project Co-ordinator will contact you to arrange an informal chat and discuss how you would like to volunteer for Ynot Aspire.



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Contact us

If you would like any further information on becoming a volunteer, please contact one of our expert members of staff.

Email: info@ynotaspire.org.uk or call 01254 352592.


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