New Opportunity: Children and Young People (CYP) Volunteer

June 20, 2022

Children and Young People (CYP) Volunteer

Working with the Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) as a CYP Volunteer you will be supporting residential weekends and events for children and young people affected by cleft.

Key Tasks

  • Helping young people to build confidence and self-esteem while participating in a range of activities with their peer group
  • Encouraging friendship building and sharing of experiences
  • Running or assisting with activities
  • Safeguarding CYP from harm and reporting worries and concerns to the lead member of staff for the event
  • Supporting other staff and volunteers
  • In an emergency situation where the lead CLAPA member of staff is unable to run the remainder of the event, support the lead volunteer in taking responsibility for an individual or the remaining group

We are looking for someone who is

  • Knowledgeable in how to safeguard children and young people and/or willing to learn and subsequently keep knowledge up to date
  • Adaptable, flexible, and willing to learn
  • Friendly, confident, and enthusiastic
  • Able to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Able to support young people in a warm but professional manner
  • Confident in communicating with young people and encouraging them to engage
  • Empathetic and non-judgemental
  • IT literate – able to use e-mail and internet
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to recognise boundaries and know-how and when to seek support 
  • Polite, courteous, and reliable

We can offer you

  • A unique and rewarding volunteer role
  • Full training
  • Great experience for your CV
  • Regular support and supervision
  • Reasonable out-of-pocket travel expenses as per our Expenses Policy

Time requirements

  • We ask you to commit to a single day or a weekend from Friday to Sunday as pre-arranged

How to apply

If you are interested in applying to be a Children and Young People (CYP) Volunteer, please email [email protected].

CLAPA CYP Volunteer Poster

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