Youth clubs offer a safe environment where young people can meet up, make new friends and participate in a range of worthwhile activities.  Volunteers are at the heart of what we do and are a vital resource to our clubs providing young people with exciting and challenging opportunities.  As such, we have a variety of volunteering opportunities across our area, each one, supporting a youth club or boxing clubs, helping to make a real difference to a community.

We believe volunteering is a two-way relationship where both parties gain from the experience, so our application process helps establish what you want to get from volunteering with SCYP. This in turn helps us assess whether we would be a ‘good fit’ for you as well as you being a ‘good fit’ for us.

Matthew Plumridge. Volunteer Coordinator


We have two minimum criteria for volunteering:

We only accept volunteers over 18 years of age.

We seek volunteers who could offer us a minimum involvement of 12 months.

Short-term volunteering isn’t something we do, we are looking for sustainability of the clubs we support which is why we seek volunteers who can offer a minimum involvement of 12 months. Anything less than this doesn’t really work for us as much of the club work is about being rapport with the young people or close working relationships with fellow volunteers and trustees. 

 

Interested? What happens next?

  1. Initial telephone discussion with our Volunteer Co-Ordinator, Matthew.
  2. Face to face informal meeting (usually in a coffee shop).
  3. Application form.
  4. 2 references & a DBS check.
  5. Allocation to Volunteering Role.

To chat with Matthew Plumridge, our Volunteer Coordinator call 07899 727080 or email: [email protected]

Please note that all roles working with young people will require you to be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS, formally CRB).

If you would like some more information on our volunteer roles, please click on the role title. 

Boxing Judge

Boxing Timekeeper

Club Chairman

Club Secretary 

Club Treasurer 

Club Trustee

Club Trustee (Operations)

Youth Club Coordinator

Youth Worker 

SCYP Trustee