Become A Volunteer

Are you passionate about working with or for children and young people?

Without our valued volunteers we could not support so many children and young people. Have a look at what we can offer you and what you can do to make a difference for the lives of children and young people from Bolton.

Why volunteer with BLGC

• You will have the opportunity to make a difference to someone’s life
• You will give back to your local community
• You will develop new skills and experience
• You will have fun and make new friends

What we offer

• We provide induction training to prepare you for your volunteering experience
• We offer ongoing support
• To be a part of our inspiring National Award winning Youth Organisation.

We are looking for volunteers to work with children and young people in the following areas:


 

1. Befriending – Independent Visitor

We are looking for volunteers to become Independent Visitors for children and young people in care. This is a one-to-one long term role befriending a young person in care. You are there to listen, guide, support and have fun with a young person who needs a positive role model in their life.

Read Dr Phil Frampton interview about the importance of long term trusting relationships for young people in care.

FAQs about Independent Visitors

Role description for an Independent Visitor (IV)

 


2. Mentoring

We are looking for volunteers to mentor vulnerable children and young people. This is a long term one-to-one role. You are there to listen, guide and support a young person through a difficult time.

More on Mentoring

Role description for Mentor

Find out what it takes to become a Mentor

Read Chris Callaghan’s story…

Read Darren Knight’s story…


3. Volunteer Youth Workers

We offer a wide range of youth provision for young people from 8 to 21 years old in our main youth club on Spa Road, Bolton and our smaller clubs in Westhoughton and Barlow Park. Our clubs are open seven days a week throughout the year. We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic, can strike up a conversation with a young person, love organising and being involved in activities.

Role description for Volunteer Play Worker

Role description for Volunteer Youth Worker

Role description for Volunteer Sports Youth Worker

Role description for Volunteer Inclusion/SEN Youth Worker

Role description for Volunteer Outreach Youth Worker


3. Volunteer Football Coaches

We run 26 football teams that are supported by volunteer coaches. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in supporting children and young people to play football. Are you passionate about football and young people and good at organising?

Role description for Volunteer Football Team Coach

Role description for Volunteer Football Coach

Find out what it takes to become a Volunteer Football Coach.


We also have volunteering opportunities to help out in the office, in catering and in fundraising and events. If you are interested in any of these please email us at volunteering@blgc.co.uk and let us know what area you are interested in.

Role description for Volunteer Catering Assistant

Role description for Volunteer Fundraising Assistant

Role Description for Employability Coach


What next- how to apply

If you are interested in any of the following roles please complete a Volunteer Application form and we will get back to you. Please email it back to us at volunteering@blgc.co.uk

Should you have any questions or require assistance please do not hesitate to call us on 01204 540139.

Thank you for your interest in BLGC and we hope to hear from you soon.