Training for Volunteers
All new volunteers must undertake Child Protection Training. This training provides a basic awareness of Child Protection. This training is delivered in a two- two hour sessions (2X 2hours). This course is mandatory and must be taken by all volunteers.
All new volunteers should undertake an Induction Training Course. This training is designed to ensure that all volunteers have a basic knowledge and awareness of what youth work is all about. This course, known as "Starting Out", ‘Starting Out’, is the National Induction Training Programme for Volunteers engaged in Youth Work Practice and it provides a framework for the content and learning outcomes for training volunteers.
The training covers about five major topics
Who are we : (group mission and values - who it is etc)
What do we do and where do we do it : (Aims & objectives. Organisational structure and service provision. Role of the volunteer in Youth Work Practice. Deﬁning settings for our work with young people e.g. club-based, project-based etc…)
What do we do it :(Principles and Practice of Youth Work:• Deﬁnitions of youth work.
• Principles of youth work.Outcomes:• Outcomes for the young people.• Outcomes for the volunteers.
• Outcomes for the organisation.• Outcomes for the wider community.)
Who do we do it for: (Working with young people:• Stages of development of young people.• Basic factors impacting on young people’s development and acknowledging young people’s strengths.• Local contexts impacting on young people i.e. the local social, geographical and cultural contexts impacting on the young people the organisation is working with.)
How do we do it: (• Leadership styles and skills.• 5 basic steps for Programme Planning.• Teamwork, communication and listening skills.
• Working with young people in groups.• Organisational policies and procedures.• Setting up a Committee: Adult and/or youth committees.)