We believe that young people and the communities in which they live should have opportunities to learn, to live and to work, so our programmes and support are all completely focused on helping this to happen.
“To help people be altruistic, we need to help them be selfish. Volunteering can help volunteers overcome loneliness, meet friends, gain skills, get jobs, or just feel good about themselves. The selfish volunteer is not a bad person, or part of an unwelcome trend – it is at the heart of the future of volunteering.” The 21st Century Volunteer (2005) nfp Synergy
As the Board of Trustees of Medway Youth Trust, we are committed to creating opportunities for our communities to participate in, offer feedback and endorse our work. We welcome volunteers in a variety of roles, including activities that directly support our paid employees and our service delivery. Just as some jobs are best done by paid employees, some tasks and roles at Medway Youth Trust are best done by volunteers. We involve volunteers so that we can tap into skills, experiences and talents beyond what our excellent professional staff already bring to this organisation and its work. We invested in the Volunteering Coordinator role to help galvanise and develop our commitment to volunteering and are delighted with the progress made.
As Trustees of the charity we monitor the recruitment, retention, progression and impact of our many volunteers. We consider the annual volunteer impact report and take opportunity to celebrate the valuable contribution that volunteers make to our organisation and communities. Feedback from our volunteers is that Medway Youth Trust is a great place to give time, skills and energy and we encourage others to get involved.
Peter Martin – Chair
On behalf of the Board of Trustees
Does this sound interesting? Would you like to be involved?
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At MYT, we recognise that there are lots of different reasons why people choose to volunteer their time. In fact, we take great pride in making sure that each volunteer journey is tailored to individual needs: be it skills building, student placement, giving back to the community or sharing the skills you already have.
- Are you retired with energy to spare? Would you like to bring your skills to our Volunteer Team and build on the success you’ve already had in employment?
- Do you have or would you like to gain experience working with vulnerable young people and their families? There are a variety of roles available within our Learning Difficulties and Disabilities, and Programmes Teams.
- Are you bored? Looking for a challenge? How do you fancy helping a young person to change their life? Could you be a Employability Coach?
- Are you retired and looking for a way to still tap into all those skills and networks that you have? Could you be the one that convinces a local business to employ a local young person?
MYT are committed to safeguarding all young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All volunteer roles that involve contact with young people and confidential data will require an Enhanced DBS check (funded by MYT) and 2 satisfactory character references.