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YMCA Bournemouth Children's Services Volunteer

YMCA Bournemouth

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

The application deadline has passed.

Project description

Working across three educational and recreational activites such as: 1. Pre-School activities: Assissting children age 2-5 years with their care, learning and development needs; Observe children’s development, liaising with key persons; Assisting with the preparation of free flow learning opportunities for all children considering their age and stage of development. 2. Contact Centre Activities: To support staff in providing opportunities for children to spend time with the family members with whom they do not usually live; Providing appropriate facilities and resources to encourage interaction between children and their families; To support staff and children within group work situations. 3. Holiday Club Activities: Assisting staff in planning and delivery of leisure-based holiday activities to children; Supporting staff to offer children physical activities and opportunities to try new things; Encouraging children to take part in arts and crafts activities, music, dance and singing

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Shared accommodation (living space, kitchen), with private bedrooms. Bus passes supplied. Food allowance added to pocket money.

Training during the project

OAT, Mid term training, full length induction and on the job training.

Volunteer profile

1. Pre-School activities: Interested in preparing food (if certificated to do so); Ready to contribute to team and room meetings and attend some wider YMCA events and fundraising opportunities where possible; This role takes place during school time only 2. Contact Centre Activities: This role requires flexbility. It is occasional and takes place during daytimes, evenings and weekends 3. Holiday Club Activities Can promote self-esteem, self-worth, social-skills and values within children during holiday activities

Placement dates

A total of 53 week(s) during the period 02/09/2019 to 05/09/2020


Placement location

56 Westover Road, BH1 2BS Bournemouth


Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Greenland, Saint Martin (french part), New Caledonia, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Territories


Placement topics

Social challenges


Placement deadline

Application deadline: 27/08/2019