Train to work with young people

07/09/2017, PR8642

Youth work

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
Cllr Olivia Rowley

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 started.

“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
youthwork@wakefield.gov.uk or call 01924 302665.

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