Consortium plans volunteer recruitment drive

Three voluntary youth work groups have formed a consortium to encourage more people in the Humber region to train for volunteer work with young people.

The Voluntary Youth Training and Education Consortium, which unites groups from east Yorkshire, north Lincolnshire and Hull, has started by organising an Introduction to Youth Work training course.

The course covers key aspects of working with young people, including activity planning, legal responsibilities and safe practice, and enables participants to earn nationally recognised Open College Network credits.

The course is available free to people who run youth clubs, sports clubs and other youth organisations.

Alicia Laking, a development worker for Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire, said: “Most youth work training starts at A-level standard or higher, so this course fills a big gap in training provision. It’s a first step for people who would like to build careers in youth work but are not ready to undertake longer college or university courses.”

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