Volunteer Role: Youth Group Volunteer

Volunteer Supervisor: Transition Coordinator & Youth Engagement Worker

Location: Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

Days/Times: First Sunday of each month - approx. 10am - 4pm

About this role:

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to assist staff at our monthly youth group for people at the hospice aged 14- 25. This is a busy happy group that is growing. This is a young person lead group, doing activities that the young people have requested to do or shown an interest in. We often invite outside agencies for specialist activities but do additional activities that complement it. There is always a cooking/baking task and lots of crafting. We also play board games and do Lego if time permits. We also try to encourage a physical game or activity. The young people will need varying levels of support depending on individual needs. There will also be opportunities to volunteer at ad hoc activities and events for over 14’s both in the community and the hospice on other weekdays.

Key tasks:

We require you to assist with some or all of the following tasks, dependent on your skills and experience:

  • Support staff with developing the youth group
  • Support staff to work alongside young people 14-25
  • Youth work skills
  • Set up activities with arts, craft, music, gaming, IT skills, cooking, creative and problem solving skills, outdoor activities
  • Use initiative to explore ideas and share them with the staff and volunteers
  • Any other reasonable duties that maybe designated by the Youth group team leader.

What we are looking for:

Ideally you will:

  • Have experience working with young people, ideally in a group setting
  • Have experience and be confident with young people with complex needs
  • Understand the value of young-person-lead activities
  • Be willing to work as part of a team
  • Be willing to share ideas
  • Be a good communicator
  • Be friendly
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Have exciting ideas for the youth group.

 What we offer in return

  • The opportunity to develop new and existing skills.
  • The chance to be in a voluntary role helping to provide a special environment for the families that access our care.
  • The opportunity to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team.
  • Induction training to help you learn more about Bluebell Wood.
  • Training provided in order to carry out your role, including online training.
  • We’ll cover your travel expenses (in line with our policy).
  • We’ll provide you with free refreshments and a free meal if you volunteer across lunchtime.


Bluebell Wood volunteers are asked to:

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Attend induction and any routine training.
  • To complete e-learning training around areas relevant to your role.
  • Abide by Bluebell Wood policies and guidance, including our Health & Safety policy.
  • Co-operate and liaise with colleagues.
  • Act in a professional manner at all times.
  • Be polite and respectful to everyone you meet whilst volunteering in this role.
  • Act as an Ambassador for the Bluebell Wood Charity.

 Additional Information

  • Bluebell Wood is committed to safe volunteer recruitment practices. An enhanced level Disclosure Barring Services (DBS) check is required for this role. These are free for volunteers.
  • Please be aware that if you do not have your own transport, or live locally, the hospice is very difficult to get to by public transport. If in doubt, please check public transport routes to see if it is feasible for you to volunteer here. We are over one mile from the nearest bus stop.

“The hospice is a bright, vibrant, friendly and happy place. I get to meet new, interesting people of all ages. It makes me feel like I’m doing something useful and purposeful. It’s nice to use the skills that I have but also to learn new skills.” – Lynne, Youth Group & Family Support Volunteer

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