WYZ appealing for over 50s to join exciting new volunteering scheme

Warrington Youth Zone are looking to recruit volunteers aged 50 and over.

The Youth Zone has made an appeal to residents over 50 to come and join its ever-growing team at the impressive facility, based in the heart of town.

With it comes the opportunity to access training in a variety of different areas, on a new programme which has launched.

And there are a range of different volunteering roles on offer, not just with working with the children who attend the Youth Zone, but also helping out in the kitchen, on reception, decorating and other areas depending on each person’s individual strengths.

The Youth Zone are looking for a total of 12 people to join the Prime Potential Programme, which provides foundation training within different areas of the organisation.

Speaking on the new recruitment programme, volunteering manager Rebecca Durrington said: “We are excited to extend our training and volunteering offerings to individuals over 50 who may be seeking employment, looking to retrain, or combatting social isolation.

“Volunteering can be a stepping stone to work or simply provide structure for those transitioning into retirement.

“Those participating in the Prime Potential cohort will receive a comprehensive training package, including courses on safeguarding, mental health first aid, food safety, health and safety, and emergency first aid at work, with the option for additional employability training.”

The programme will include training for each volunteer for the following:

  • Safeguarding and Professional Boundaries
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Safety
  • Level 2 Health & Safety
  • Emergency First Aid at Work

“We can also offer funding for specialized training, such as climbing wall or boxing instruction, in exchange for volunteer contributions to the Youth Zone,” Rebecca added.

“The benefits of volunteering with us are numerous, from gaining new skills and knowledge to building social networks and boosting self-esteem.”

To register your interest for the scheme, please email: volunteer@wyz.org.uk.