We’re looking for experienced volunteer youth/children’s workers to help us plan, manage and take responsibility for the children’s sessions at Akwaaba. Each week two children’s supervisors plan, manage and take responsibility for the children’s session.
Supervisors will need to co-supervise children’s sessions once a month and then help out as a children’s volunteer once a month too. Sessions take place on Sunday afternoons. The shift times for co-supervisors are 1-7pm, whilst children’s volunteers can volunteer between 1-5.30pm or 1.30-6.30pm.
We try to organise fun and engaging activities for around 40 children age 3-14 every Sunday, whilst also making sure that they remain supervised and safe. Most of our young members are living in severe poverty and some have had traumatic experiences. Many of the children we work with are therefore particularly vulnerable.
We’d really like to hear from you if you have experience (or interest in) working with children and young people at risk of exclusion and/or with psychological, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Responsibilities of the role
The following responsibilities will be split equally between co-supervisors on any given week:
– Planning 6 activities for the session you co-supervise once a month (including preparing/sourcing materials and resources).
– Setting up and cleaning up the children’s space
– Managing 6-8 children’s volunteers during the session
– Ensuring that the session is running safely (e.g. maintaining order and dealing with disruptive situations)