Here are some opportunities for volunteering locally:
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Opportunities for volunteering and more
Romsey Mill, Cambridge
volunteers needed for Aspergers/Autism youth clubs.
Shepreth Wildlife Park - Volunteer Work Experience Placements
A chance to experience working in a real life wildlife park!
Barclays Money Skills Youth Champion: Volunteers Needed!
Are you aged between 16-25 years? Do you like learning new skills; supporting others and making a difference? Then this role could be for you!
The Barclays Money Skills Champions is a national programme that helps young people to develop and improve their financial skills, knowledge and confidence, particularly those who are not in education, employment or training.
Unemployment is the single biggest cause of debt problems for the under-25s and this reflects the acutely vulnerable economic position that many young people now find themselves in. Almost a million young people aged 16 to 24 were unemployed at the end of 2012 and the latest labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics shows youth unemployment rose by 11,000 to 974,000 between October and December 2012.
Clear Debt (May 2010) found that the debt level of amongst 18-21 years olds was 91% of their annual salary; with an average level of unsecured debt for young people aged 21 years or under, being almost £9,000.
Barclays have invested £5million to support young people aged between 16 -25 years (particularly the most vulnerable), to provide skills training to effectively manage their finances.
Volunteers are needed to undertake 16 hours training in order to deliver this peer education programme.
Interested? Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Youth Champions receive 16 hours training & on-going support. Our training courses will commence from June 2013 and run every 4-6 weeks. Please see our website for details.
National Citizen Service - Summer and Autumn activities
This Summer and Autumn, the National Citizen Service (NCS), a once in a lifetime programme, is being delivered by the Young Lives Consortium in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. We currently have spaces available for you to be part of this adventure!
NCS is for any young person aged 16 or 17 and runs for 4 weeks in the Summer (it follows a different structure in the Autumn). It starts with a residential where you will get to know the other people in your team and try out lots of new activities, followed by a second residential nearer home. You will make new friends, learn new skills, have the opportunity to challenge yourself, work as part of a team and have the opportunity to give back to your local community through your own social action project.
The programme is great fun and is a great way to do something different in your school holidays as well as helping to boost your CV or UCAS personal statement as it will provide evidence of personal and social development in a structured environment.
This is an amazing opportunity and the good news is that whilst the programme is valued at over £1000 per person its available to you for £50 as its heavily subsidised by the Government. For those of you who are not able to make this contribution then there are bursaries available so please donít let this put you off being part of this amazing experience.
You can find out more about us by visiting the Young Lives website (http://www.young-lives.org.uk/ncs), checking out our facebook page (NCS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough), following us on twitter (@ncscambspboro) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.''
Looking for more volunteering opportunities?
Use the 'Things to do' search, on this website (see the link below), to find out about more local volunteering opportunities for young people.