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BANG Edutainment- Volunteer Project Assistant



Details of the Charity:

BANG Edutainment is a charity delivering projects for young people aged 8-25, designed to build their motivation and skills, who are living or going to school in Brent.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

The BANG Edutainment Volunteer Project Assistant is recruited to support the delivery of NoLimitz (NL) as part of Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities funding and the HUB, funded by Children in Need. Each project aims to replicate proven practice in diverting children and young people away from pathways into crime. 

NoLimitz, is an early intervention programme, that works with young people from Brent aged 8 – 13 who are identified as being at risk of exclusion, anti-social behaviour or criminality; we also offer one-to-one and group support to the parents of the young people and parents within the community. The Volunteer Project Assistant will shadow and where appropriate support the Project Workers, the Project Co-ordinator, and the Project Manager.  

Skills Required:

Essential:

  • Working with young people with challenging emotional and behavioural needs 
  • A good working knowledge of Safeguarding and Child Protection Legislation 
  • Knowledge of the issues affecting black and ethnic minority communities in London 
  • Knowledge of the issues in relation to vulnerable young people and families in Brent 
  • Knowledge of recent policy in relation to Early Intervention An awareness of the psychological impact of experiences 
  • Excellent communication and 'people' skills with the ability to relate to people of different ages and backgrounds and gain their trust 
  • Tact, patience and understanding 
  • A non-judgemental attitude 
  • The ability to work in a team and use your own initiative 
  • Good time management and organisation skills 
  • Computer literacy and administration skills 
  • A supportive attitude towards health and wellbeing, and education achievement 
  • Adhere to all legislation and policies and procedures in relation to working with young people and families 
  • Agree to an Enhanced DBS Check 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and a proactive commitment to diversity and equal opportunities 
  • A flexible and adaptable approach   
  • Agreement to work pre-agreed evenings and weekends 

Additional Benefits:

  • Anyone who can commit to volunteering with us for more than 30 days in total, will receive free access to complete these qualifications: Child neglect Level 2, Data protection Level 2, Equality and Diversity Level 2 and Safeguarding young people Level 2. 
  • Reimbursed travel expenses of up to £8 a day
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony.
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