Which ‘bit’ is the best fit for you?
Whoever you are, whatever your age, you can make a positive difference to young people’s lives. If you have a talent for administration, art, cookery or coding, or if you’re strength is in liaising with parents or supporting children with additional needs, there is an important role you can play at JLGB. It takes individuals with their own talents working as a cohesive team to ensure our groups are run safely and successfully. Here are some of our local adult volunteer roles where you can ‘do your bit’:
To the parents of JLGB children, the Group Leader is their point of contact. To the volunteers, they’re the go-to person for any questions, issues or decisions. The Group Leader is the person that keeps everyone working together to ensure a fun, happy and effective JLGB experience. If your skills are in liaising, listening and getting things done, our next Group Leader could be you.
Youth Workers make a very real connection to Jewish young people at JLGB. They mentor and coach the next generation, organising and facilitating programmes. We need Youth Workers who know how to communicate, empathise and understand young people – and know how to effectively help them. If that sounds like you, we can place you where you’re needed.
It’s our administrators, working behind the scenes, that really make JLGB groups run smoothly. They’re the ones who manage attendance lists and send out weekly programmes and reminders to parents. They’re the ones young people have to thank for keeping badges and skills information up-to-date so they receive their rewards, recognition and certificates. Administrators are the ones who make sure everything keeps going right. If you’re strength is keeping things running behind the scenes, we’d love to hear from you.
What are you really good at? If you can balance a bank account, maintain a motor vehicle or bake bread, you can pass on those life skills to young people at JLGB. Anything you can teach, someone is waiting to learn.
Programme and Logistics Planners
Do you know how to deliver quality programmes, evenings or events? Then you’ll already know that, whether it’s about inviting guest speakers or arranging charity events, it’s the detail, planning and timing that makes everything go smoothly. If you do already know this, then we need your experience at JLGB.
We are fortunate to be supported by major trusts and donors, whose donations keep JLGB running. But, did you know that 33% of JLGB participants require additional financial support to take part in our regular activities? This means we still need to continually raise funds locally to ensure that no one who wants to take part is left out. If you can do your bit to raise funds for us you’ll be helping a great many young people. In the past, fundraisers have organised quizzes, run marathons and even jumped out of planes on our behalf. However you decide to help us we‘ll be very grateful.
Learning how to play a musical instrument inspires young people. It grows their confidence and teaches them what can be achieved through practice and application. If you can play any instrument – woodwind, brass or percussion – you can help eager young people to improve their musical ability. You could be inspiring the next classical violinist or rock drummer.
If you’ve been trained in First Aid or Risk Assessment, or you’re CST trained, we need your help.
The safety of everyone who attend JLGB is of paramount importance to us, at weekly meetings, events or camps. We need your experience to help us make sure that all JLGB activities meet the highest safety standards.
JLGB believe that every child should be able to participate in all of our activities. It’s the One-to-One Helpers that make this belief a reality. Whether a young person has learning difficulties, mobility needs or is physically challenged, One-to-One Helpers ensure they can take a full and active part in every aspect of JLGB. If you think you have the ability to fulfill this important role, we will provide the training you’ll need.
There are many more roles at JLGB where you can make a positive difference to young people’s lives. If you feel it’s time to ‘do your bit’ you can simply click here to fill in a short online form or, if you prefer, call our adult volunteer support team on 0300 123 23 63 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org