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Abbey People

Abbey People

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We are a vibrant community charity in the Abbey Ward of Cambridge, improving the lives and wellbeing of Abbey residents. We do this through targeted community projects, provision of general support ...

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Girls Group volunteer

Girls Group volunteer

Organisation role · Flexible hours
15 Barnwell Rd, Cambridge CB5 8RG, UK
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Abbey People
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Summary

Help support the running of our group for girls living in Abbey

Detailed description

We run a weekly group (term time only) for girls ages 12-16 living in the Abbey ward of Cambridge. We do a range of things during sessions including games, cooking, crafts, quizzes and wellbeing activities, but it is just as much a space for them to hang out in a safe space without male peers. The idea behind the session is to bolster friendships, improve confidence and discuss issues affecting them.


By getting involved you can...


  • Support the development of the next generation
  • Develop your skills around working with young people
  • Get creative and try out new activities
  • Have fun!


Please note this role is open to women applicants only due to the nature of the group, and is exempt under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. 


What will you be doing?


Each session is different but your role could include:


  • setting up and packing down equipment
  • chatting with young people about their day
  • supporting craft activities
  • running a quiz or game
  • supervising cooking


What skills and experience are needed?

  • Some experience working with young people is great but not essential – enthusiasm and a willingness to get stuck in are the main requirements.  
  • You will be able to lead by example and model positive behaviour and communication, to support the young people with their development.
  • Be empathetic and able to listen - sometimes discussion can be about sensitive topics .
  • If you have any hobbies or skills that might be of interest to the young people we'd love you to share them.


Is there any training required?

  • Basic safeguarding training is required and will be provided.
  • A DBS check is a requirement of this role.

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About Abbey People

We are a vibrant community charity in the Abbey Ward of Cambridge, improving the lives and wellbeing of Abbey residents. We do this through targeted community projects, provision of general support such as a community Food Hub, supporting access to education and employment, projects to improve the environment, and by developing a culture of volunteering in the community.