VOLUNTEER with Kairos this summer!

Come and join the Feeling Safe Summer Programme! This is a set of activities each Thursday during the summer holidays to help young women grow in confidence and self-esteem, give them opportunities to try something new and to meet new people and make friends.

The Feeling Safe programme supports young women (aged 18-24) who are at risk of sexual exploitation – to recognise it, identify risks and seek help through one-to-one, group and awareness-raising sessions. The programme also aims to improve young women’s confidence, in order to increase personal resilience and confidence. It has been running since 2012.

summer programme sessions

– Creative drawing project

– Ice-skating

– Swimming

– Beauty pamper day

– Go-karting or similar (tbc)

– One-night residential with water activities, horse riding and an overnight stay with a BBQ

Times and commitment

The sessions are taking place on the following dates:

26th July, 2nd August, 9th August, 16th August, 23rd August, 30th-31st August (both days needed as this is the overnight residential).

We would like volunteers to commit to at least 2 sessions each for the summer programme.

Skills needed

– Ability to listen well, taking a non-judgemental approach

– Ability to communicate well in English, both verbally and written

– Understand and practice the principles of equal opportunities, non-discrimination

– Willingness to volunteer under the instruction and management of KairosWWT staff and follow all policies and procedures including confidentiality and health and safety

– Awareness of your own limitations and boundaries

NB: you do not need to be a professional counsellor or adviser for this role!

what will i be doing?

As a volunteer you will be supporting the Feeling Safe Senior Practitioner at the summer programme activities. You don’t need specific skills like knowing how to ride or a horse – your role is to support and encourage the young women to take part and get the most out of each activity.

Your responsibilities will be:

– Meeting the Senior Practitioner at the venue or agreed location

– Help set up before the session

– Make drinks and welcome service users

– Be fully involved in the activity being run, and give constant encouragement to the women taking part

– Engage in conversations with the young women and offer support where applicable

– Guide the women by referring them to other Kairos services or organisations

– Help tidy up after the sessions

I’m interested – how do I apply or find out more?

You can download the full role description and details here. If you would like to apply please fill in an application form which you can download here.

Email Tianne at tianne@kairoswwt.org.uk if you have any questions or would like to find out more information.

If you are accepted as a Feeling Safe volunteer, you will need to attend mandatory induction training.

Please note deadline for applications is 10th July – we look forward to hearing from you!