We offer volunteer opportunities for anyone who has a passion for working with young people & likes to have fun at work!
We encourage our young people who have attended youth clubs to progress on to the volunteer program. We have several members of staff who were once young people at our youth clubs.
Make the first step in your new adventure by applying to volunteer with us here at Inspire Youth, we are always looking for fresh new volunteers to become a valuable member of our work family. We encourage people of all ages & backgrounds to apply to the volunteer programme, there is a place for everyone! If you have a passion for working with young people and like to enjoy yourself at work, you have come to the right place.
Make a difference in a young persons life by simply just being there, lending an ear to listen, lending a hand to play. Our youth clubs are full of energetic young people, be the person to make their day! As we all know young people are smarter than perceived and they have excellent memories, the difference you make in their lives will stick with them growing up which is extremely rewarding.
Progression opportunities are available through the volunteer program, hard work pays off & here at Inspire Youth we hope to see our volunteers progress on to paid work. We believe volunteer work gives people the experience, knowledge & confidence to become a excellent youth worker and a valuable member of our team.
I started off as a volunteer after finishing sixth form I participated in a couple weeks of volunteering at Throckley which led me to having a meeting about how I enjoyed what I was doing and wanted to move forward with it. This led to me volunteering for several more weeks to which I volunteered at more sessions to which I gained additional experience on interacting with the youth and learning the polices and procedures that outlines what must be done throughout the job. Furthermore, this included going to more centres and seeing how the delivery of sessions was planned. After Volunteering for these several weeks I was offered a zero hours contract to which I gladly accepted as I thoroughly enjoy the job and wouldn’t want to do anything more.
I attended St Mary’s as a young person and this way I was able to form friendships and be able to come out of my comfort zone and do things I was would never imagine doing I was then lucky enough to do volunteering and this way I was able to work with young people and help them form friendships and come out their comfort zone like I was able to have the opportunity to have and then after doing volunteering I got offered a job to become a youth worker and I have been able to work with young people all around Newcastle and be able to help and support them and make them feel like they belong somewhere and help them come out of their comfort zone I could not be any more thankful to be able to work with young people the way I have.
I have attended Inspire youth clubs and events since the age of 5. It started off with the regular youth club twice a week I gained a lot of my confidence from these clubs because I did not feel there was any judgement and I felt completely safe.
All of the girls would be able to sit and talk about things which concern us at our age or just have a chat. This session gives me something to look forward to or smile at even on my worst weeks which has helped me a lot during my hardest years of life.
The two main staff at this club know me inside and out they are always there to talk to if something was worrying me or if I was generally just feeling a bit down, they spoke to us like we were young adults, which was really refreshing from being spoken to like a child.
When I turned 14, I started volunteering for inspire youth.
I learnt so much in the first summer about all aspects of the business.
I also got a job at B&M’s, they said my cv was exceptional for my age this is because of all the volunteering.