International Youth Work
The youth service works with young people aged old than 18 years. The service makes use of a range of informal learning opportunities to involve and enable young people to develop as individuals and members of groups and communities.
Volunteering and youth work
The youth service already has many volunteers who make a real contribution to the provision of services already done. The contribution from volunteers enhances the services to young people and their communities through IYDC.
What is volunteering?
Volunteering is a positive or group contribution to community and local needs undertaken in a spirit of independence and free will. It is time given freely without any financial reward.
It can make a real contribution to the social, educational and personal development of young people and others in the community. The volunteer has the opportunity to develop and gain new skills, which can help with career development as well as giving them a greater deal of personal satisfaction.
Who can become a volunteer?
We are not looking for people with professional qualifications. We need a wide range of people from different backgrounds and experiences who have time to offer, who are interested in young people, who are able to listen to them sympathetically and have the ability to be open minded. Above all volunteers need to be reliable.
Becoming a volunteer
To find out more about current youth work volunteer opportunities please contact the Youth Service. All volunteers will need to complete an application form and possibly have an interview. All volunteers will be required to undergo International Youth Development Conference (IYDC) check prior to be allowed.
If you are volunteering and you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of award schemes including, Youth Achievement Award, AICC's outstand Award and the New Youth Local Award. For those age 16 and over, if you are considering the Youth Work as a profession, you can access the International Youth Development Conference. entrepreneurs, innovation, entrepreneurship,
IYDC is a international partnership program authorized by AICC and ISMO to promote the international youth development, youth entrepreneurs, innovation, entrepreneurship, appreciation and stewardship of public lands, including parks, forests, historic sites and schools. IYDC is active in all 28 countries, has partnerships with public, private, and nonprofit organizations, and features Stephan Schlenker as international spokesman.
Volunteers will work 2 to 6 hours per day for 1 to 2 days per week. The station is open all year. and IYDCvolunteers open from August thru September in Chengdu China. Duties will include visitor information, selling interpretive materials, and Office working.