Youth Worker at Learning Hubs and Clubs Charity in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

 

Call for an Erasmus Plus Volunteer from Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain, France, Croatia, Portugal, Italy, Hungary or Ireland!

Erasmus+ Volunteering opportunity in England for 9-Months.

  • Description

    Call for volunteers to take part in a 9-month Erasmus+ Volunteering project at Success4All in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom

    About Success4All

    Success4All are a charity that tackles educational inequality with free to low-cost access to a peer tutor, online learning programmes, clubs and summer schools. Our motto is ‘Young People Learning From Each Other’. We believe that young people learn best from each other, provided that the right relaxed learning environment is created. We run 7 Learning Hubs in deprived areas of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, numerous clubs and 2 Summer Schools per year, in the East End and West End of the city. We run Learning Hubs and Clubs in community centres, IT-centres or schools, for children & young people aged 8-25. At the moment, there are 4 computer coding clubs, a young entrepreneurs club, the West End Young Digital Artists group, an Animal Science Club and 2 music clubs. The Summer Schools have a different focus every year. With regards to organizing mobility activities, we have experience of organizing local mobility activities during our Summer Schools.”

    Project details:

    Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    Duration: 9-months
    Start/Finish: June 2018 – December 2019
    Program: European Solidarity Corps

    The main tasks of the volunteers are the following:

    S4A activities will take place in deprived areas of Newcastle but they will also offer the opportunity to explore areas of cultural and physical beauty of the region. S4A match the skills, talents, experience and qualifications of the volunteer with the organisation’s projects and roles, but they are open to adapt roles and activities in conjunction with a specific request or interest of the volunteer. Key roles for the volunteers will be:

    • Peer tutor
    • Befriender/mentor of children and families
    • Club leader (based on their skills and talents)
    • Social media manager
    • Event organiser

    Training during the project:

    At S4A volunteers will receive a certificate from a national volunteer organisation in England, called V-inspired (www.vinspired.com) and upon completion of training, placement and logbook, they will receive a LEVEL 3 AQA Skills Award as Tutor/Befriender. All the volunteers of this project will be offered a Youthpass to document their learning, and will fill it in with the help of their project supervisor or mentors.

    Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

    Success4All will arrange accommodation with host families, which can also provide food. The homes will be checked for health & safety. The volunteer will be given a health & safety tour of the house and be told what to do in case of a fire or emergency. Bus passes will be arranged. During the Summer Schools mini-buses will collect volunteers and children. The mentor assigned by S4A will be the first point of contact for practicalities and settling in the volunteer, and for solving minor problems. S4A will keep the volunteer and the family updated of all practical arrangements.

    Volunteer requirements:

    • Aged between 18 and 30 years old (preferably aged 21-30).
    • Currently residing in the Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain, France, Croatia, Portugal, Italy, Hungary or Ireland.
    • Must have not already taken part in a long-term EVS/Erasmus+ volunteering project before.
    • Highly motivated in working with children, young people, and families.
    • Have an interest or a degree of previous experience in the field of non-formal education, youth work, youth clubs and summer camps.
    • Caring, enthusiastic, funny, creative, sporty, musical, practical, socially engaged and/or entrepreneurial young people with or without relevant qualifications.
    • Success4All expect volunteers to abide by their rules of conduct, which include, among others, a non-smoking and non-drinking policy.

    This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar. The partners in this project all work directly or indirectly for the inclusion of people facing isolation or discrimination in society, and they have the ability, expertise and willingness to welcome in their work also Erasmus+ volunteers experiencing inequality or fewer opportunities in their lives.

    How to apply:

    If you are interested in applying for this Erasmus+ vacancy, please send your CV and motivation letter to europe@ivsgb.org. Alternatively, get in touch with us using the form below, or call 0131 243 2745.