Choices Support Volunteering.
The menu below lists our current volunteering opportunities at Choices, with their activities, location and time. Not all of these opportunities will be available all the time, however, please indicate the volunteer roles that would interest you as roles may become vacant in the near future.
We would hope that you will be involved in your volunteer role for at least 6 months.
Providing support and advice to vulnerable young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Where young people can discuss their support needs - The role also involves building and maintaining relationships with external agencies and doing follow-up case work
Business Administration Support Volunteer
Providing a broad range of administration duties that might also involve undertaking small research projects, quality audits and service user feedback
IT Tutor/Assistant Volunteer
To provide learners with with the skills and confidence they need to use computers and the internet, by helping them through a series of online training courses and computer applications
With proven communication and organisational skills this volunteer will act as a central communications point for Choices support services users, newsletters and other published information
Partnership Involvement Volunteer
Partnership Involvement Volunteer
Promoting Service User involvement by facilitating various consultation and participation activities that give people a voice in how services are delivered to them. The role involves liaising with people with a range of issues and requires tact, creativity and a positive attitude
Recruitment & Administration Volunteer
Supporting the recruitment of volunteers by promoting our work, responding to enquiries and applications, and keeping administrative systems up-to-date
Youth Worker/Mentor Volunteer
Combining existing experience of people and resource management with a commitment to improving the lives of disadvantaged service users with diverse needs. This role involves getting to know the young people associated with local areas and encouraging their social, physical, cognitive and spiritual development both through existing projects and through the development of further youth work opportunities
Children and Young People’s Voluntary Sector Forum – CYPVSF
Islington Children and Young People’s Voluntary Sector Forum brings together organisations working with children and young people. We aim to make life better for children and young people in Islington so that they are safe, happy and have fun. The three main objectives are:
Building relationships and communication between people and organisations involved in children’s lives
Increasing awareness of children and young people’s needs
Developing the skills and strengths of voluntary and community organisations to better support children and their families
The Forum meets 4 times a year at meetings and two network lunch events. Meeting and events cover topical issues; give feedback from local Council developments and discuss how to influence policy; and ensure children and young people’s needs are met. The Forum comes together to present a strong voice to effect change in Islington.
Islington Children and Young People’s Voluntary Sector Forum is a network for all those working with children from 0-18 in Islington. Choices Director is an Executive Committee Member of CYPVSF
If you are interested in joining Contact the Chair: Anita Grant
Youth Offending Service
The Youth Offending Team provides Support for young people aged 10-17 to stop them from offending or re-offending.
Islington’s Youth Offending Service (YOS) works with youth justice services and specialists from partner agencies such as the police, schools, health and probation services and voluntary organisations. It will support young people who are subject to court orders, provides preventative work with Targeted Youth Support (TYS) and supports parents and victims of youth offenders.
We are too aware that young people, especially BME, are disproportionately represented as both victims and offenders.
Choices will be supporting young people in terms of Stop and Search. We know young people do complain about things, but they usually do so on Snapchat, Instagram and WhatsApp as the formal complaints procedure just doesn't work for them so they need to know their rights.