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I feel that I am contributing a solution to a social need − not just in the community in which I worked, but the skills I have gained can now benefit a wider community if I continue to practice them. I couldn't have guessed I would feel this way. It's much better than I expected. I feel I have made a positive mark on humankind (however small) that cannot be undone. It is so inspiring. Grit Volunteer

If you are interested in making a difference by donating your time or expertise, you can volunteer in a variety of ways on Grit programmes. Volunteer roles include coaching a young person, supporting at events, joining a youth enrolment team or you may have your own idea about how you could donate your unique skill/expertise to Grit.

As a Grit volunteer you will receive training in our unique methodology which raises your own self-awareness, enhancing the contribution you can make to others. Our vast database of generous and talented volunteers tells us that many of you repeat your involvement with us several times over, sometimes for ten years or longer. Why? Because Grit volunteers not only contribute a vast amount, they benefit enormously too through their own training and supervision, as well as the rewards of enabling transformation to take place.

You don’t need experience or qualifications to volunteer – just a passion for making a difference. Interested?

Contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Sumeya Ali

07787 296193 volunteer@grit.org.uk

Current Volunteer Vacancies

Volunteer Role: Life Coach

Location: Newhaven

Description:

Grit, working in partnership with Newhaven Foyer, has been awarded funding from the Henry Smith Charity to run an innovative and transformational personal development programme for young people aged 17 – 21 years old, in and around Newhaven. 

We have a number of volunteer roles available for this project

  • To attend a 2 ½ day Life Coach Workshop from Friday 23rd February to Sunday 25th February and an evening training session on 6th March
  • To coach a young person for 9 months
  • Complete a DBS check
  • To complete an application form and provide two referees

Apply Now

Volunteer Role: Youth Intensive Coach

Location: Newhaven

Description:

Grit, working in partnership with Newhaven Foyer, has been awarded funding from the Henry Smith Charity to run an innovative and transformational personal development programme for young people aged 17 – 21 years old, in and around Newhaven. 

We have a number of volunteer roles available for this project

  • To attend 2½ day Youth enrolment workshop from Friday 19th January – Sunday 21st January 2018
  • Support the enrolment manager in enrolling young people on to the programme
  • Complete a DBS check
  • To complete an application form and provide two referees

Apply Now

Volunteer Role: Performance Coach

Location: Swindon Academy

Description:

Grit are delighted to be working with Swindon Academy again, delivering an exceptional 5-year programme, supporting Year 10 pupils (aged 14-15yrs) and staff.

We are looking for local volunteers to train as Performance Coaches to support pupils one-to-one with fortnightly coaching sessions throughout the six-month programme.

The commitment:

  • Participation in a 2-day workshop, 27-28th January 2018, 9-6pm both days, venue TBC. (Note: you need to be able to attend all of the 2-day workshop)
  • Fortnightly coaching sessions for 30-45 minutes, taking place at Swindon Academy
  • Attendance at 2 follow-up sessions where the group of pupils and volunteer coaches come back together as one

Interested? Contact Sumeya ASAP on volunteer@grit.org.uk or 07787 296193

Apply Now

Volunteer Role: Performance Coach

Location: London and Northamptonshire

Description:

Grit are pleased to have agreed funding with the Careers and Enterprise Company to delivery year 2 of the 'Mentoring Programme', working with secondary school pupils in London and Northamptonshire.

Using lessons learned from last year, we will be delivering our tried and tested 'Coaching for Success' programme, a proven model with a 17-year track record of delivering outcomes.

We are looking for local volunteers to train as Performance Coaches to support pupils one-to-one with fortnightly coaching sessions throughout the six-month programme.

The commitment:

  • Participation in a 2-day workshop, dates tbc but will be end February/early March, 9-6pm both days, venue TBC. (Note: you need to be able to attend all of the 2-day workshop)
  • Fortnightly coaching sessions for 30-45 minutes, taking place on school premises
  • Attendance at 2 follow-up sessions where the group of pupils and volunteer coaches come back together as one

 

Apply Now

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