Youth Volunteering

This group has been formed to support volunteer leaders working in youth volunteering settings. This specialist area of volunteering can present unique challenges for volunteer teams but also opportunities for great innovation.

By building a community of practice we hope that the group will provide a platform for shared learning, new ideas and problem-solving and a source of support from like minded colleagues.

The group is set to “private” which means that the content of discussion forums can only be accessed by group members; however resources created by the group will be visible to all visitors to the website.

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Roles for young volunteers

Hi everyone

I have plenty of young people who are keen to volunteer but I am now running out of suitable roles to place them that fits around their school hours. They are currently volunteering in A&E and helping out at meal times and befriending on some of the wards. I have looked into Meet and Greet type roles at weekends but currently I am told this is not needed. Does anyone have any suggestions for other roles that young volunteers can do at weekends?

By Sylvia Parker 1st October 2021 Heart 0 Likes
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NHS Cadets: information from NHS England & NHS Improvement

This is a helpful guide to the NHS Cadets programme being run by NHS England and NHS Improvement in partnership with St John Ambulance.

By Sally Williams 16th September 2021 Heart 1 Like
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Welcome to the Youth Volunteering group!

Hello all, a very warm welcome to the Youth Volunteering group. We hope that you will find this space useful for making connections, collaborating with colleagues and sharing knowledge and ideas. As it's a new group the content is in its early stages so please do add anything you would like to share, or any questions you would like to ask the group, by using the red Contribute button. You can add images, attachments, news or just comments to make the group come alive. We'd love to hear your feedback so please do get in touch to let us know your thoughts - you can message Vy or me directly via our profiles, or of course you can use the group forum.

Very best wishes,

Sally

By Sally Williams 28th July 2021 Heart 0 Likes
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Student volunteers supporting Covid tests

​Student volunteers support more than 1,500 Covid tests

A task force of student volunteers has helped more than 1,500 people test for Covid 19 as they have led the way to keep @BradfordCollege safe.

More than 30 students have given their time from 7.30am until late in the evening to support learners and staff at the college’s Covid 19 lateral flow testing facilities.

Mark Marshall, Head of Health and Safety, said:

“They have been giving people reassurance that, by having the test, they’re doing the right thing.”

Supported by Mark and Head of Work Experience and Placements Nick Scaife, students undertook online NHS training in their own time to enable them to act as volunteers.

Once they had completed this important training, they were able to work within the facilities.

Volunteers are studying a wide range of courses including Health and Social Care, Sports and Uniformed Public Services.

Mark explained: “We began to look for ways of keeping the process of Covid testing within college as much as possible without the need to use external staff.

“Nick and I agreed that this was an opportunity to give our students work experience as well as help Bradford College support the community during the pandemic.

“So far the testing has been going really well.”

Working as a volunteer means supporting students with a wide variety of backgrounds and needs, to ensure that everyone having the test understands the process and is comfortable. Mark said: “They have been very receptive and the testing team have dealt with a range of different situations brilliantly.”

To read the full story, please click here.

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By Vy Tran 12th April 2021 Heart 0 Likes
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A nurse-led youth volunteering project to support older people on acute hospital wards

Citation:

Charalambous L (2020) A nurse-led youth volunteering project to support older people on acute hospital wards. Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2020.e1926

Published online: 24 June 2020

Young people volunteering on acute hospital wards can provide extra support to older patients, for example with eating and drinking, with mobilising and with therapeutic activities. This extra support can reduce nurses’ workload while providing older people with opportunities to interact and engage. For the young people involved, volunteering can improve their skills and confidence, as well as providing opportunities for career development. Nurses are well-placed for developing and managing volunteer services due to their leadership, clinical skills and experience. This article describes a volunteer project where young people aged 16 years and above support older people on acute hospital wards in an NHS trust in England. The project was designed and managed by a nurse using the NURTURe model, a framework for planning, developing and organising volunteer services to support older patients on acute hospital wards.

In order to read the full article, you will need to have access to RCNI via your institutional login or pair token. Do contact your nursing teams who might have access to this resource.

By Vy Tran 21st October 2020 Heart 0 Likes
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Youth Volunteering Programme at Torbay and South Devon

Are you interested in running a youth volunteering programme but not sure where to start? Why not look into how the service has been running at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

By Vy Tran 19th February 2020 Heart 0 Likes

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Youth Volunteering

This group has been formed to support volunteer leaders working in youth volunteering settings. This specialist area of volunteering can present unique challenges for volunteer teams but also opportunities for great innovation.

By building a community of practice we hope that the group will provide a platform for shared learning, new ideas and problem-solving and a source of support from like minded colleagues.

The group is set to “private” which means that the content of discussion forums can only be accessed by group members; however resources created by the group will be visible to all visitors to the website.

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