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Youth Volunteer Officer

Place: Manchester

Why we need you:
We are looking for a volunteer officer to support our youth projects in Manchester. The volunteer will facilitate our youth projects including: - Growing Trafford's Roots - engaging young people with additional needs and/or disabilities in traditional food growing in Trafford. - Trees For Leaning - planting trees with primary schools in Greater Manchester The volunteer will support our youth activities and train as a youth leader, alongside supporting the TCV Manchester office.

Benefits to you:
As a volunteer you will: - Help young people develop skills and improve their physical and mental well being - Gain skills and work experience in the environmental, horticultural and youth sector - Have access to TCV training opportunities - Join a supportive, friendly team - Gain leadership skills

What you need:
No formal experience is required. We are looking for people with enthusiasm and the desire to work with young people in an outdoor setting. We are also looking for people who are willing to take on responsibility once they have been trained.

How much time:
We are looking for volunteers that can commit to supporting youth activity sessions and supporting the growth of our youth team

For further details please contact Ruth Crawford on 07970714240.

Email: ruth.crawford@tcv.org.uk

You will be supported in your role by experienced staff through regular meetings where issues can be resolved and guidance provided. You will have all reasonable expenses covered (foreign travel excepted) so will not be out of pocket through your volunteering. You will be insured and expected to comply with the policies and procedures of The Conservation Volunteers.

Where roles will be responsible for others, we need to check your references. When the role involves young people and vulnerable adults, we will need to ask for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau, Central Registered Body in Scotland or appropriate body in Northern Ireland.

Many people who work in the Environmental Sector have used a Volunteer Officer role as a stepping stone in their career.