Our mission

Young People and Children First are looking for responsible and trustworthy people, over 18 years of age, who can help with a range of activities in the next stages of our charity’s growth and development; whether this is joining our Trustee Board or our team of volunteers.

“I understand so much more about the difficulties that care leavers can go through. It’s comforting to know that locally we have a charity that could be of help in these instances for youngsters. At each and every opportunity it has been a joy to see them smiling and growing,  building trust and developing positive relationships.  I am so proud to be a volunteer and to be a part of such a wonderful charity and it really does warm my heart knowing that even if small, I have made a difference”.

What our volunteers say

Two ways to give your time

As a Charity Trustee

You’ll ensure that Young People and Children First fulfils its duty to its beneficiaries and delivers on its vision, mission and values.

We’re looking for people:

  1. aged 18 and over, who have experience of, or an interest in, supporting young people in care, or at risk of homelessness.
  2. who may have personal experience of being in care or homeless.
  3. who may have experience in helping lead or manage organisations to expand and grow.
  4. who has experience in the following areas:
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources
  • Digital/Social Media
  • Mentoring

As a Charity Volunteer

We’re looking for people aged 18 or over who are interested in the following roles:

Volunteer Co-ordinator: Are you organised, have excellent people skills, can communicate effectively with a wide range of people and understand the role that volunteers have in providing support for charities? We are looking for a competent Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and manage our volunteers. Working alongside and supported by our CEO and Housing Manager, you will have the opportunity to grow our volunteer base, allocating responsibilities and retaining the best people, who volunteer with our charity.

Community Events & Fundraising Volunteers: We’re looking for motivated, enthusiastic and competent community event helpers to join our fun and dedicated team of volunteers who manage our events for us, raising awareness of our charity and helping to raise all-important funds. Please note that these events are mainly held at the weekend.

Please find our most up-to-date volunteer positions here