Become an Action4Youth Charity Volunteer
We have a huge range of volunteering opportunities throughout Buckinghamshire from helping prepare young people for working life, to creating new facilities for children with disabilities at Caldecotte Xperience. Corporate volunteering offers your staff a fun and rewarding day which will directly contribute to our work with young people in the community.
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Call: 0300 003 2334
Current Volunteering Opportunities with Action4Youth
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The Inspiration Programme: Business visits
The Inspiration Programme helps prepare young people from all backgrounds and circumstances for life and work as they prepare to leave mainstream education. We are looking for companies to facilitate a visit by a group of students giving them an understanding of what employers expect today, and different career opportunities within that company.
The Inspiration Programme: Mock Interviews
Dates: 14 February 2020 and 18 March 2020
The Inspiration Programme helps prepare young people from all backgrounds and circumstances for life and work as they prepare to leave mainstream education. We are looking for volunteers to help prepare students for a job interview and the world of work. For many of our students this is the first experience of the working environment and applying for a job.
National Citizen Service Dragons Den Panel
Location: High Wycombe
Dates: Panels take place Thursdays between 25 July and 13 August 2020
National Citizen Service (NCS) is a programme which shows young people the significant impact they can make by getting involved in their local community via social action projects. In the Dragons Den each NCS team of 16 young people will present their chosen charity and their social action ideas to a panel of 4 dragons who can award funding to help teams get their projects up and running.
We are looking for volunteers to join one of the dragons den panels to question NCS teams on their social action plan.
Caldecotte Xperience group activities
Location: Caldecotte Xperience, Milton Keynes
Caldecotte Xperience is a specialist provider of outstanding outdoor education and adventure activities for young people with disabilities. The activities help increase self-confidence and esteem, and reduce social isolation in young people. Volunteer groups play an important role in helping keep Caldecotte Xperience at its best, and to help develop the range of activities and facilities for young people. These include:
- Painting, decorating and garden maintenance tasks;
- Creating an accessible archery range;
- Building an outdoor pizza oven;
- Extending accessible pathways throughout the site.
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