You can support WAM in a number of different ways:
- Give financially – see our Donate Page
- Raise money when you shop online
- Volunteer with us (scroll down for current vacancies)
Raise money when you shop online
- We are registered with Amazon Smile (as We All Matter) & Easy Fundraising (as WAM Youth) – You can raise money whilst you shop by logging in to both these websites before you buy and choosing us as your charity at no extra cost to you!
Volunteer with us
We rely on volunteers to support the running of many of our groups and projects. Volunteers are important to us because we recognise the value of community members building relationships with young people. We believe this helps to build inter-generational relationships within communities, connects young people with opportunities and networks that we as a staff team couldn’t resource and provides a long-lasting link for young people with their wider community.
Current volunteer vacancies:
|Volunteer Role||Duties||Experience Needed||Training Provided||Time Commitment|
|Mentor||Working 1:1 with a young person. Our mentoring service provides a child or young person with a trusted adult to spend time with, talk to, work through things. The key principle of our mentoring is the transformative power of safe and positive relationships. The role of our mentors is simply being there to support a child or young person consistently over a period of around 12 months.||None, just a willingness to support a young person.||4 x 3 hour sessions to include the principles of working 1:1 with young people and safeguarding.||12 hours of training
Face to Face: A one hour session per week for approximately 12 months
Admin: 10 mins per week to record notes, 1/2 hour per month to talk to Mentoring Project Manager & 4 Mentor Support Meetings throughout the year
|Youth Club Volunteer||Variety of roles from helping in the kitchen to prepare drinks/snacks, helping run art/craft/cooking activities, helping supervise games and activities.||None||Induction & Safeguarding Training||Tuesdays 5.45pm – 8.15pm in school term-time
(weekly or fortnightly)
|SEND 1:1 Support||Supporting a young person with SEND to attend our youth club.||Experience working with or supporting young people with SEND.||Induction and Safeguarding||Tuesdays 5.45pm – 8.15pm in school term-time (weekly or fortnightly)|
|Woodland Maintenance||Anything and everything woodland related! Wood splitting and timber processing. Log store building, woodland furniture making, conservation help etc||A willingness to use sharp tools and get your hands dirty! If you have experience in forestry that’s an amazing bonus.||In-house training on safe use of tools.||Ad-hoc as and when you are available|
|Woodland 1:1 Session Volunteer||Supporting our youth workers in running 1:1 woodland sessions for young people who have been excluded or at risk of exclusion from school.||Ideally some experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour||Induction and Safeguarding||Weekly 10am-2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays|
Training, support and DBS check is provided for all volunteer roles.
Please contact us for more details of available roles or if you are able to provide a volunteer service that is not mentioned above.
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