Volunteers from different backgrounds help to run Salmon. Their hard work is an integral part of what makes the Salmon Youth Centre successful.

Volunteers are involved across all age groups, from 6 to 19 years, helping with a variety of activities from football to climbing,, dance and drama. Most of them help in the youth club during the evening. Some of them offer specific skills on a voluntary basis, such as administration skills or specialist advice.

The varied life experiences of our volunteers help our young people to see new dimensions in what they can achieve and how to get there. Volunteers learn new skills in coaching, teamwork and managing which they can take back to their home and work lives.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and get to know the local community. It can also enhance your CV or improve your employment prospects. 

All volunteers at the Salmon Youth Centre will go through an induction programme and are offered further training and support through supervision meetings.  

 If you are interested in exploring the possibilities of being an adult volunteer (age 20+) at Salmon, please get in touch with Matt Perkins.

Current Volunteering Roles:

Volunteer Mentor - Connect 2 Scheme: Mentoring young people with disabilites

THE PROCEDURE is that you come along to visit a club If you want to carry on we will send you an Application Form to complete and return.  We will take up the references and ask you to come for an interview.  If successful we will ask you to do a DBS Check and also attend an evening training event (held termly).  Once the DBS Check is completed and we have heard from DBS and you have completed the training you would join our team and get involved in our exciting programme. 

For more information about becoming a young leader (up to age 18), click here or speak to Matt Perkins.

For more information about corporate volunteering, click here.

“My most memorable experience in Salmon was when I took a gym class for special needs children. I was thinking, how can I do gym with them? They’re not going to be able to do it. But as soon as I got the mats out they were doing cartwheels and handstands and all sorts. I always think of that when I think of Salmon. It really taught me a lesson!” Martin, 29


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