Train to work with young people
Wakefield Council is
offering a free training programme for those interested in volunteering within
the Youth Sector.
The aim of the training programme is to increase skilled youth workers in the
district by recruiting, training and supporting them.
Those taking part in the YouthReach programme will learn about the current
issues facing young people, the skills required to be a youth worker,
safeguarding and safe working practices. The volunteers will also work with
youth workers to plan and deliver activities. The volunteer will be supported
by a mentor to access youth work placements and on the job training is also supported.
Cllr Olivia Rowley,
Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “If you
are interested in working with young people then our free YouthReach training
programme will provide you with all the skills and information needed to get
“You will then be registered on our database of volunteers so you can access
the opportunities available.”
The training takes place one evening a week, over the 12 week programme and
will be at Crofton Youth Centre and another venue in the Five Towns.
Volunteers will be registered on the first Wakefield District Youth Work Casual
Pool which is accessible to local youth sector partners.
Those aged over 18 who would like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call