Disability Youth Workers

YMCA Bournemouth

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

THE CHATTERBOXES is a youth action project run by young people with disabilities aged 11-25 years old from Bournemouth, Poole and other parts of Dorset. The Chatterboxes’ main aim is to raise awareness of disabilities and create a community which is equal for all whilst being surrounded by friendship and laughter. Within all groups there is a focus on transitions and supporting members to build skills to help them in the future. Activities include >Supporting staff to deliver youth action projects face-to-face and online >Supporting staff to plan activities and sessions >Building professional relationships with young people >Promoting wellbeing and providing guidance >Encouraging young people to engage in activities >Attending conferences, meetings or training sessions related to youth work >Supporting young people to design and deliver community events face-to-face or online >Supporting staff to deliver accreditation schemes >Helping to produce promotional and social media materials

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accommodation will be in a shared house at least until 31 August. In rare cases, you may be asked if you will share a bedroom with a volunteer of the same sex. You will receive your monthly pocket money and food top-up (unless in a host family) paid into your bank account. The role is 30 hours per week Monday-Friday and you will receive your annual leave of 2 days per month. You may occasionally be required to volunteer during unsociable hours or weekends. You will be issued with a bus pass to assist your navigation around the town. You will also be assigned a Mentor to support your wellbeing.

Training during the activity

You will attend a YMCA Induction, On-Arrival Training and Mid-Term Training. You will receive Basic Safeguarding Training. You will have access to the Online Linguistic Support tool. You may have other training opportunities where relevant to your role. We particularly encourage applicants with existing marketing skills to apply for our opportunities. Unfortunately, we cannot fund any additional training you may want to do. According to official ESC guidance, you are not permitted to take up employment or full-time studies during your volunteering placement. Visit www.facebook.com/chatterboxes

Participant profile

We can host any volunteers of any sex who are aged between 18-30. Although we are open to those who have some special needs or physical impairments you would need to be able to work independently and without supervision whilst carrying out your tasks. You will be interested in youth work and possibly have some disability awareness. You will have a desire to reach people of all ages and backgrounds in the local community. We strongly recommend that serious candidates send a detailed letter of motivation explaining why you're interested in this opportunity via the email provided. NO VISAS SORRY

Activity dates

A total of 50 week(s) during the period 04/01/2021 to 23/12/2021


Activity location

191 Jewell Road, BH8 0LT Bournemouth United Kingdom


Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia


Activity topics

Social challenges

Citizenship and democratic participation

Health and wellbeing

Education and training


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 29/11/2020