Volunteer Youth Worker


What are our Youth Clubs’ purposes?

Throughout its youth clubs in the Mendip and the South Somerset areas, YMCA Mendip delivers a curriculum of learning led by young people in creative engaging formats. These range from health and wellbeing, politics, relationships and personal safety to our relationship with the wider world.

We have volunteering opportunities at our youth clubs located in:

  • Shepton Mallet

  • Street

  • Glastonbury Windmill Hill and at the Red Brick building

  • Frome

  • Coleford

  • Yeovil


Volunteers enable us to offer even more to the young people at the clubs.

What will I be doing?

 Tasks could involve:

  • Meeting and greeting and taking entrance money on the door, making our visitors feel welcome,

  • General youth work, signposting, giving advice

  • Helping with a specific activity like sport, gardening, music, self-defense or cooking.

  • Providing young service users with a suitable role model.

  • Working within the principles of YMCA Mendip’s Youth Involvement Strategy to ensure all young people are encouraged to participate and be involved in decision making and consulted on relevant matters in relation to Routes.

  • Maintaining a positive approach that promotes the work of YMCA Mendip and both within and outside the workplace.


    What skills do I need?


  • Good listening and communication skills.

  • Ability to relate to, understand and communicate with young people.

  • Ability to respect the Christian ethos of the YMCA and uphold its values.

  • Ability to work in a team.

  • Strong customer care skills or the ability to develop them.

  • Security and safety conscious.


    What support will I be given?


  • A general induction.
  • Training on day to day tasks.
  • Feedback on how I am doing.

What personal benefits can I expect?

  • Opportunity to develop new and existing skills and gain valuable experience.
  • A character reference when required.
  • Opportunity to meet new people.
  • Personal fulfilment in knowing you are making a difference to young peoples’ lives.


Please find the related role description attached:

https://ymcamendip.peoplehr.net/Handlers/RichTextEditorImageDownload.ashx?file=/YC volunteer role description generic.docx

If you are successful at your interview with one of our team leaders in youth work, we will undergo an enhanced DBS for you.