Youth volunteering programme in South Leeds

The Hunslet Youth Club is working hard to provide more opportunities to young people in the South Leeds community by hosting an open night for their youth volunteering programme on Wednesday 18 January 2023.

Rowan Treagus, a youth worker at The Hunslet Club, is organising this event to support young people in the area, as there are many benefits to volunteering, both for personal and professional development.

Why should you volunteer? 

It can be hard to step into volunteering, as you might need help knowing where to start. The Hunslet Club aims to minimise that unknown element by hosting an open night for their youth volunteering programme to address any questions or enquiries young people may have.

Volunteering is a win-win situation as you can build your confidence, learn new skills, advance your career, and even make friends while helping a worthwhile cause. Giving your time can help reduce stress, provide a sense of purpose, and improve your mental and physical well-being.

Donna Hall, The Hunslet Clubs Youth Work Manager, and safeguarding officer, had this to say when asked why young people should consider volunteering:

“Volunteering can really help with a person’s confidence and self-esteem. Enabling thoughts around your career path when post 16. Volunteering also looks amazing on your CV too.”

Benefits of volunteering at The Hunslet Club 

There are many benefits of volunteering at The Hunslet Club. For example, many people volunteer to help advance their career, as they can meet new people in the field and advance their soft skills such as:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Decision-making
  • Time management
  • Adaptability
  • Creativity
  • Conflict management

Improving your soft skills can help with any career path you want to take, especially since it can help boost your confidence and self-esteem.

Thanks to our welcoming team of youth workers, you will gain confidence when volunteering at The Hunslet Club, plus you will also have fun while developing your skills.

Volunteering at The Hunslet Club

We know many young people in South Leeds may feel nervous about volunteering purely because it’s the fear of the unknown, especially if you are walking through The Hunslet Club doors for the first time. It can be nerve-wracking and intimidating.

But we are here to tell you it doesn’t have to be such an intimidating experience. The Hunslet Club team are a welcoming bunch, and we will ensure that any young person attending feels comfortable.

The open night for our youth volunteering programme will start at 6:30pm on Wednesday 18th January. Our youth workers will be there to welcome you and answer any questions you may have.

This open night will focus on providing information about the volunteering opportunities available at The Hunslet Club and how volunteering can benefit you both professionally and personally. Don’t worry if you haven’t been to The Hunslet Club before as anyone new to the club will be given a tour and introduced to other young people, staff, and volunteers.

This event aims to answer any questions you may have, what opportunities are available and how The Hunslet Club could help you.

Join us on Wednesday 18 January at The Hunslet Club.


This post was written by Lisa Benfield

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