Details of the Charity:
Hounslow Action for Youth Association is a charity set up in 1986 to provide children and young adults in the London Borough of Hounslow with activities to divert them from crime and to give them essential life skills.
In collaboration with other organisations and agencies, we develop and run programmes for vulnerable young people, especially those at risk of social exclusion, being taken into residential care or custody.
We develop early intervention initiatives for young people at risk of being socially marginalised. The range of projects developed and run by HAY is unique in that it provides support for children, young people and families all the way from the pre-school years through to young adulthood and beyond, with emphasis on prevention through early intervention wherever possible.
Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:
Volunteers will work one to one with our specialist consultant who has 20 years’ experience in social research within the social care sector.
Volunteers will work with the consultant as part of a team of 4 volunteers working collaboratively, sharing skills and experience.
The team will work in central London with the consultant and volunteers will help to carry out questionnaires on-site at the charity’s community centre, which is a well-resourced, active centre where all its children and youth activities take place – pre-school service, breakfast club, youth club, recording studio, dance studio, etc.
Skills Required from the Volunteer?
- Undergrad/post-grad student preferably studying social policy, psychology or a discipline with a research component
- Good communication skills
- Ability to emphasise with vulnerable young people
- Mandatory DBS check
- Available daytime Monday-Thursday
Additional Benefits to the Volunteer?
- Weekly supervision and training by the consultant + access to external training courses
- Flexible days and hours
- Travel + lunch expenses paid
- DBS check paid for by the university – please come into the BV shop and ask
Interested? Apply below: