Tuesday Youth Club
Tuesday Youth Club is open to all young people in secondary school (Ages 11-18) and meets every Tuesday during term time at Christ Church (Stoneham Street, Coggeshall) from 4:30-6:00. Our aim is to provide a safe environment for young people a safe place to be with their friends and make new ones and to participate in fun activities of their choosing. This club currently has no formal Christian element to the club but is based on the Christian ethos.
The young people start coming in at 4:30 and are free to play pool, table tennis, table football while people come and sign in. We then have a short meeting where the leader goes over the rules built on respect. Respect for the leaders, their peers and the building. The young people are then free to participate in several activities such as, outdoor games, video games, baking, board games, crafts, listen to music or if they would like simply to socialise with their friends. Each team members will assist with a certain activity be based at a certain activity. There will have brief announcements before it is time to go home at 6:00.
Wednesday Youth Club
This club is open to all young people in Primary school, Year 4-6 (Ages 8-11) meets every Wednesday during term time at St. Peter’s Ad Vincula Church (Church Green Road, Coggeshall) from 4:30-6:00. The overall format is as follows. The young people come in and sit down at table with their friends and do a short art activity. Before we start our games, we go over the rules based on respecting the leaders, their peers and building. We then predominantly play active games, and this lasts until 5:30 when they all sit down for a drink and light snack. At around 5:45, the young people sit down as a whole group for a short Bible story and/or discussion. At the end with a short prayer and then the leader then picks the young person of the week and they get a prize. If there is time, we play a short game until they leave at 6:00. Volunteers will be encouraged to help with the Bible story and discussion, to lead group games, to take down the register and collect money and to help with a craft.
· Build professional, yet friendly relationships with young people
· To implement safeguarding procedures
· Help with set up, tidy up and pack down
· Active participation in the activities
· Help to manage challenging behaviour
· Make a regular commitment to be involved
What skills do I need?
Experience working with young people is not required but is a bonus! CYP is looking for people who are looking to grow in their skills and we are willing to provide training for all volunteers to grow in their skills and knowledge that will help them be successful in their role. If a volunteer has a specific skill or interest, we would be happy to try to incorporate that into your role at the youth club. If a volunteer is looking to build confidence and leadership, we will be happy to help develop those skills.
· Have good interpersonal skills
· Willingness to be trained and mentored
· Be a good listener
· Calm in high pressure situations
· Willingness to be flexible to help where there are urgent needs
· Punctual and reliable
· Be comfortable working with a Christian organisation
Training to be provided
· Safeguarding and child protection training
· Current issues facing young people training
· Any other relevant training needed
- DBS check required
- Suitable for under 18s
(i.e. 16+, 17+)
- Training provided
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 06/04/2021
End Date: 06/04/2022
Volunteer availability should include weekly, fortnightly or monthly.