Sports Leaders Training for 2015 NCS Team
S4S wants young people to help run the charity, there are many ways in which you can do this:
- By joining our youth committee, we are a group of young people who are helping to develop our leadership skills as well as the charity. We meet regularly to help develop our website that is designed to be used and run by the young people
- By attending training courses in First Aid, Sports Leadership, Arts & Crafts and Food Safety. Those of us that have already had training have gained valuable skills and experiences enabling us to take on greater responsibility in a number of projects and/or activities
- By using skills that you develop to support Bridging Project and Junior members by taking on the role of peer leader
- By helping support with generating funds for the charity. Those of us who have helped have done this by packing bags at local supermarkets, supporting local community events, making wooden items that we then sell as well as writing funding applications and letters to local businesses
- By shaping Wiltshire services by attending the local youth network run by Wiltshire Council, to do this, please contact Nicola Sage by email: [email protected]
- We are always looking for young volunteers to help in the running of the charity, if you are interested in helping the growth of our charity then see the Get Involved page
Young Leaders News
My responsibilities as a peer mentor.
My responsibilities as a peer mentor include looking after the littler ones that come to the youth club on Tuesday nights from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Also I show them what is acceptable to say and do, which helps them if they have problems. But it’s not just keeping an eye on them; it’s interacting with them too, such as playing football, making paintings and modelling play dough. Another example is at 7:45 pm, another peer mentor and I run a tuck shop that is assisted by Rose and Lisa, the youth workers. We sell a range of sweets like rainbow belts to lollipops; we also sell crisps and other chocolate bars
What have I got out of being a peer mentor?
It has grown my confidence talking to younger people, on Tuesday we had an incident with two young people and as Lisa was talking to one, I was talking to the other, giving him help and advice on what to do to solve his issue. On Thursday night, all the peer mentors were trained and we learned about the different types of bulling, and how to handle it.