Volunteers take Blackburn Youth Zone to the next level! We really believe in the value and power of volunteering. Our passionate volunteers generously give their time to support and make a positive difference in the lives of young people across the country. The diversity of their backgrounds means they bring a wide range of skills, experiences, abilities and interests. Our volunteers are integral to our success and truly are part of the team, and are at the heart of what we offer to young people – that’s why we’re launching an enhanced volunteering program! Every one of our volunteers strengthen us as a charity at the forefront of exceptional youth work. We couldn’t exist without our volunteers, and we wouldn’t want to either!
BYZ IS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, SO THERE IS SURE TO BE A TIME TO SUIT YOU
Our volunteers come from all walks of life and have a huge range of life experiences. Our young people benefit from interaction and support from our volunteer team, and we couldn’t provide our first-class youth provision without them
Our Vision for Volunteering Our passionate, volunteers help us to support and empower young people in a variety of meaningful ways including: Cooking up a storm in our kitchen – helping our young people understand budgeting and nutrition and cooking healthy foods that reflect their identity and cultures Having a kick around on the Kick Pitch – supporting young people to be physically active and develop their teamwork and sports skills Being a listening ear and helping young people solve problems in education catch up sessions Getting messy around the art table, noisy in the music room, or dancing in the dance studio – tapping into their creativity and imagination Creating new products and trying new design techniques in our digital room – helping young people think about what it means to start a small business or develop entrepreneurial skills Helping us with community fundraising events and spreading the word about the amazing work we do
If you’re aged 13-17 you can join our Young Leaders Programme! This course will help you develop leadership and communication skills, and is a great opportunity to work with like-minded people and meet new friends! We are always looking for young people who are interested in volunteering, fundraising, offsite trips, and social action. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, get in touch!