How to apply
Please fill the volunteer application form and return to CARAS.
About Saturday Project
Saturday Club is a place of fun, friendship, food and learning for young refugees and asylum seekers (aged 14-21).
Each session starts with an English class and after this one-to-one homework support, fun activities and workshops are available. Regular activities include table tennis, pool and air hockey, various board games and team games with volunteers on hand to join in games and chat with. A group of young people always cooks and we sit down and share lunch together. The project aims to promote well-being, reduce social isolation, and reduce the incidence of mental health crisis in this group.
About the role
As a Saturday Project volunteer you would be helping young people to feel welcome, join in with activities and be a great role model as well as help out with homework support.
Saturday Club takes place every Saturday 11.30-5pm. As a Saturday Project volunteer, you would be committing to attend weekly sessions 12.45-5.15pm (including pre-brief and de-brief timings) for minimum of six months.
Tasks and responsibilities
❏ To attend and contribute to volunteer briefings and de-briefs which occur 15 minutes before and after each session.
❏ To act as a positive role model and set standards of behaviour when volunteering with young people.
❏ To encourage and inspire young people to reach their full potential.
❏ To assist young people to both recognise and celebrate their achievements.
❏ To challenge young peoples’ negative attitudes and behaviour in an appropriate manor.
❏ To adhere to CARAS Child Protection procedures, Confidentiality policy, Health & Safety policy, Equal Opportunities policy and all other policies as relevant.
❏ To attend CARAS General Training and any further training as necessary.
❏ To be willing to undergo a DBS check.
❏ To have interest in working with refugees and asylum seekers.
❏ To have an interest in working with and supporting young people.
❏ To be able and willing to engage with young people aged between 14 and 19 years old.
❏ To be non-judgemental and appropriate when volunteering with young people.
❏ To be 18 years or older.