Volunteers needed to help keep busy Youth Club thriving at Satellite Centre

SADDLEWORTH’S YOUTH Local Project (YoLo) is looking for volunteers to help provide activities for young people at the Satellite Centre in Greenfield. 

Some of the YoLo team at The Satellite Centre

“There’s a demand out there to expand our numbers, but we can’t do this unless we have enough youth leaders and helpers to provide an adequate level of supervision that’s required by law,” said YoLo director Helen Bishop.

There are all sorts of ways in which people can help including youth work and leadership, administrative assistance, fund raising and catering.

“We are seeking individuals who feel they can respond to this challenge by offering a few hours a week to commit to the support of our local young people,” said Helen.

“Ideally, you should possess strong interpersonal skills, empathy and patience, but don’t let that put you off as some of these attributes can be acquired as you gain more experience.”

Sessions are held at the Satellite Centre on Monday evenings for 8-12 year olds and on Friday evenings for 11-18 year olds.

In conjunction with MAHDLO Youth Zone, YoLo are also running an activity programme for Saddleworth School students on Wednesday afternoons.

Young people and workers have also been running a Saturday morning community café, a fundraising project designed to build skills and confidence in young people.

In return for their support, applicants will receive access to valuable training, for example Child Protection, First Aid and an Introduction to Youth Work course.

This is an opportunity to build experience which would develop transferable skills and improved career prospects, especially for those seeking professions in education, social work, PR and social care.

If you feel you’re up for the challenge then get in touch with Helen on 07899 997524 or via the Youth Local Project Facebook page.

For all enquiries about booking the Satellite Centre for hire, for activity sessions or for social events, contact Cathy Jackson on 07734 384163 or email cathy.jackson1@outlook.com or go online: www.satellitecentre.org.uk

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