NCVO Workshop: Engaging and supporting young people to volunteer

According to NCVO's members, during the height of the pandemic young people under 18 were actively engaged in volunteer roles. However, these suitable and meaningful opportunities are now increasingly difficult to find. This workshop will explore ways in which you can design age-appropriate volunteer roles for young people aged 13-17 years old.

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Date: | Thursday 30 June 2022     
Time: | 10.00-12.00

event details

This event is being hosted and delivered by NCVO via Zoom.

During the session, you will:

  • gain ideas of how to engage young people in age-appropriate, well-designed volunteering opportunities
  • hear about the systems and policies that should be in place to create a safe and positive volunteer experience, and the laws to be aware of
  • discuss the ways in which you can maintain engagement and overcome barriers to volunteering.


10.00-10.10: Welcome, housekeeping and introduction
10.10-10.50: Sharing experiences, inspiring others - showcasing age-appropriate volunteer roles: guest presentations
10.50-11.00: Break
11.00-11.25: The practicalities - processes, policies and procedures to ensure a safe and positive volunteer experience: guest presentations
11.25-11.40: Breakout discussions
11.40-11.55: Questions and answers
11.55-12.00: Signposting to resources

guest speakers

  • Devan Witter, Volunteering for Young People within East Riding (VYPER) Development Officer - East Riding VAS
  • Detty Tyler, Children and Young People's Services Coordinator - East Riding VAS
  • Andrew Preece, Youth Services Manager - St John Ambulance 
  • Daniel Lyons, Head of Youth Development - St John Ambulance
  • Becca Annoh, Youth Engagement Officer - Reclaim 
  • Roukagia Afan, Youth Advisor - Reclaim; Co-chair - Young Manchester 
  • Ellie Lundy, Young Volunteer Development Worker – Community First
  • Joy Wharrier, Young Volunteer Development Worker – Community First

who should join?

  • Volunteer managers, coordinators and officers
  • Development workers
  • Youth engagement officers and coordinators
  • People working at volunteer centres and volunteer-involving organisations


This event is free.

how to book

Book your place by clicking the 'REGISTER' button above. We'll send out joining instructions before the session.

contact us

Email with any questions you may have about the event.