Role of our Volunteers

Role of a Community Volunteer

  • Are you passionate about supporting young people in our community?
  • Are you someone who has great reach into or influence with your local community?
  •  Do you want to help provide better opportunities for young people?
  •  Do you want training that will help you shape young lives?

You will focus on helping young people find positive alternatives to gang membership and youth violence. Our ambassadors are trained to listen to and support young people, encouraging them to steer away from the dangers of gang life.

Our programme will give you the skills and confidence to offer independent advice and support. You’ll also join a network that’s connecting young people to the local opportunities they need to change their lives.”

There are no specific criteria or time commitment needed. We are looking to engage committed volunteers that reflect the community.

An Ask Us Volunteer will help us:

  • By listening carefully  to local people who may contact you about our work
  • By sharing the knowledge you’ve learned on our training and development programme, along with your local experience to guide and signpost them to suitable support services
  • By helping young local people to understand the risks of becoming involved in gang related activity and encouraging them to look at better life options
  • By helping your local community understand how gangs can affect their day-to-day lives and to spot signs that they or their family and friends may be knowingly or inadvertently becoming involved in gang-related activity
  • By positively promoting the Ask Us Service and the other gang prevention services offered in the borough
  • By dealing sympathetically and appropriately with any disclosures made by people who contact you needing help.

To learn more, see our Volunteer role profile