OnSide will guarantee a genuine participation approach with young people, and commit to meaningful consultation and negotiation with existing providers, local communities and key stakeholders throughout the development process of a youth zone.
Volunteers are a key ingredient to the success of the Youth Zones. Onside will work with a Youth Zone to develop and launch a robust localised volunteering strategy (including recruitment, training, management, retention, recognition and reward) to ensure new volunteers are confident and competent from day 1.
Why do we support a youth zone to recruit volunteers?
- Bring a new perspective to the youth zone, increasing community engagement in the facility
- Add value and help us to extend the services we offer to the community
- Bring expert knowledge and a diversity of skills not readily available in the youth zone
- Contribute to the youth zone being positioned as the focal point of young people’s recreation and leisure time
Recruitment, training and induction of volunteers within a Youth Zone is a significant part of the support OnSide offers, Andy Jackson, Volunteer and Youth Work Development Manager gives an insight into the level of work goes into this task… Click here to read the full article.
Volunteering is the commitment of time and effort for the benefit of the youth zone and the young people that attend it. It is undertaken freely and by choice, without the promise of financial gain.