Education Training and Employment (ETE) volunteer - Oldham

The ‘Get the skills’ project aims to support our young people to engage in a range of exciting opportunities and activities to widen their job searching and employability skills. The project also aims to support our young people to develop in their confidence, self esteem and to learn all the essential skills required to help them move into employment and live an independent life. The aim of the Education Training Employment (ETE) volunteer is to support our ETE lead staff, in delivering a young person focussed workshop around their education and employment responsibilities and actions. Creating a young person centred, focussed goal setting plan, is vital.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

a) You will be responsible for developing and leading a number of engaging and drop-in sessions on a variety of different areas relating to ETE
b) Help young people to create an up-to-date, tailored and personalised CV job searching methods, techniques and activities. Identify gaps in experience and education and develop goals.
c) Support our young people to access information around their current income based benefits, including helping them to understand expectations, wordings and responsibilities
d) Support young people to develop a well rounded, continued and fluid employability action plan, with a specific and meaningful outcome goal. Using specific, measurable, attainable, and realistic and time bound goal setting (SMART goals)

Skill and Qualifications Required:

- Confidence and some experience in managing and facilitating groups of young people who may be considered vulnerable
- Good organisational capacity
- A passion for supporting others in their personal development
- A non judgemental and supportive approach and belief in the potential of others.
- Knowledge of local area opportunities and services or ability to research these
- Awareness of issues and challenges yp people face regarding Education Training and Employment

Areas of Interest: Education, Homeless, Housing, Young people
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Long term commitment, Older people, University students
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Hostels, Providing advice, Research, Youth work
Skills gained in this role: IT, Organising, Reading and writing, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Depaul UK
Organisation Profile: Depaul UK has made a name for itself by working with the most disadvantaged young people in the UK. We specialise in working in communities where poverty and long-term unemployment have resulted in generations of social exclusion and high rates of homelessness We believe that no young person should have to sleep rough, and whilst we work to provide the accommodation that offers an immediate solution to homelessness, it is also a vital part of our work to prevent young people becoming homeless in the first place. Would you like to volunteer with us?
Charity number: 802384