Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people? Do you thrive in vibrant, face-to-face settings where laughter, creativity and connection are key? Do you consider yourself caring and supportive (and enjoy snacks)? If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you to help us provide a warm, welcoming space for young people aged 13-25 at our weekly Wellbeing Café.

About Wellbeing Café

Wellbeing Café runs every Tuesday, 5pm – 6.30pm, at our city-centre home, Star House. The café is a safe space where young people can drop in and get support with their wellbeing in a group setting. It is completely open access, with no booking required. Groups are split into under and over-18s. The café is designed to engage young people in creative ways, improving their access to emotional, psychological, physical and wider wellbeing support. Find out more about our full YIACS service, Door 43.

About the role

We are looking for several volunteers whose role will be to support the café regularly and reliably. Working alongside our Health and Wellbeing Practioners, you’ll be given a full induction upon joining the friendly team and will receive regular, ongoing support.

Key Tasks:

  • Support staff with running a variety of creative and interactive intervention activities (such as arts and crafts, games, quizzes, music and drama)
  • Greet young people at the door, welcoming them to the space if they’re new
  • Help distribute free refreshments safely
  • Help with setting up the café and clearing up afterwards
  • Chat to young people, building positive and trusting relationships

About you

While an understanding of the types of issues young people can experience with their emotional wellbeing and mental health would be beneficial, no prior knowledge/experience is required.

You’ll be reliable, have good time-management, and strong communication skills.

You’ll feel confident in a group setting (group sizes can vary from 10-20 attendees per week).

Most importantly, you’ll enjoy feeling a rewarding sense of achievement in giving young people a voice and making positive changes to their lives.

For an informal chat about the role, please call 0114 201 2923 or email [email protected]

Ready to join the team? Fill out our simple application form below.