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Help us deliver fun, inspiring sessions for girls and young women.

by Girls Friendly Society (GFS)

Come and join our team to really make a difference to the lives of young women. Help run weekly sessions to make them feel supported, encouraged and ready to try new things. Current opportunities in Smethwick.
You’ll be
• Engaging with and listening to girls and young women weekly, to make them feel supported, valued and inspired to try new things.
• Helping run activities for the girls, organising any materials needed for the sessions and helping with set up, tidy up and refreshments
• Supporting and contributing to termly planning team meetings to create a programme of activities alongside the Group Leader/Coordinator. We’ll also provide support through themed session plans and step-by-step activity guides on the GFS website.
• Leading on activities as agreed with the volunteer team
• Sharing ideas and feedback given by the girls to the Group Leader/Coordinator to help create a truly girl-led termly programme.
• Creating great relationships with girls’ parents and share any issues or feedback that they raise, with your Group Leader/Coordinator.
• Helping with First Aid or Food Hygiene in the group as needed
• Posting photos of activities on the group’s facebook page
• Taking the online register and collecting subs from the girls.
• Recording and monitoring income and expenses you incur in relation to the group.
• Understanding GFS policy and procedures and follow them, especially safeguarding

Organisation description

To provide opportunities for girls and young women to develop their confidence, self-esteem, and increase wellbeing and resilience.

Accessibility

Please contact us to discuss any access needs

Preferred skills

What makes an Activity Leader?
• Happy to be a supportive member of the volunteer team, helping out wherever needed and communicating with fellow volunteers about availability
• A passion for building the confidence of girls and young women through fun and inspiring activities
• Ideas for activities to run with girls or a willingness to learn about how to plan and run activities
• Willing to take a training course in First Aid or Food Hygiene
• Help with creating good relationships with parents through social media and face to face
• Help to report and safeguarding or wellbeing concerns to GFS staff as soon as possible

Experience gained

Working with children and running activities, working as part of a team, leadership skills

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?

Yes

Minimum age

18+

Age focus

  • Primary School children
  • Secondary school age young people

Time of volunteering

  • Evenings
  • Weekdays

Categories

  • Mainly indoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects
  • To share my skills and creativity

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