Kidscape ZAP volunteer
- Location: ZAP workshop support volunteer (South Wales - Newport)
- Expected commitment: One day per fortnight/month on an agreed day.
- Accountable to: ZAP Trainer (This person will be your main point of contact while volunteering for Kidscape. They will provide you with the support and supervision necessary for you to perform your role.)
- This role requires an enhanced DBS check
ZAP is a one day workshop for children and young people aged between 9 and 16. All of the participants are experiencing a bullying experience. This workshop provides the skills necessary to empower participants so they can become more assertive and in turn reduce the impact of the bullying they are experiencing.
ZAP is an experiential workshop – the young participants engage in varied activities to increase their learning. Sometimes it’s fun, sometimes it’s sad, but the outcome is amazing – it can be a transformational experience which enables them to move forward positively.
Further information about the ZAP workshop can be found here.
Main duties and responsibilities
As a ZAP volunteer you are required to:
- Welcome the children and young people on arrival to the venue
- Assist with basic attendance administration
- Provide guidance to the children and young people in the workshop tasks
- Provide the children and young people with emotional support and encouragement
- Assist the Trainer with the workshop activities
- Assist the Trainer with the setting up and tidying of the training room
- Complete tasks as given by the ZAP trainer
As a ZAP volunteer we ask you to demonstrate your skills, ability and experiences in the following areas:
- Engage with children and young people in a supportive way
- Good organisational skills
- Demonstrate excellent communication skills
- Commitment to supporting children and young people and reducing bullying
- An enthusiasm to learn new skills in facilitation and therapeutic work with young people
- An ability to inspire and motivate a group
- A willingness to reflect on your own contribution and respond to feedback
- Commitment of one day every two weeks, for a minimum of six months
What we provide
Kidscape volunteers can expect:
- A detailed induction and appropriate training to fulfil the role
- To develop support skills in the delivery and facilitation of workshops for children and young people within the ZAP Programme
- Therapeutic experience working with vulnerable children and young people, some of whom may have special educational needs
- Regular reviews and feedback
- Expenses reimbursed
How to apply
To be considered for this volunteer position, please complete the volunteer application below, attaching your CV and a short statement of interest (no more than one A4) demonstrating how you meet the skills and experience required for the role.