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Case Study – Peer Supporter (Volunteer)

January 30, 2017 | Back to blog

RebeccaRebecca has worked with YMCA youth workers for some time now. In that time she has progressed from being a participant at sessions to a peer supporter volunteering at various sessions to support other young people.

Throughout this process Rebecca has completed various training courses to help develop her skills and increase confidence. She has now completed the peer support training along with First aid, young sports leader and uses her new found skills whilst volunteering to help others.

Rebecca currently volunteers on a weekly basis at the YMCAs’ Little Ys’ youth club for 5 to 8 year olds and our 8 to 12 year olds junior youth club. Her role involves supporting children to participate acting as a role model, befriending and supporting staff members in the delivery of the programme. Rebecca has specific responsibility for the tuck shop. She is required to set up and pack away each week, serve young people during the clubs break and cash up all the takings at the end.

Since volunteering Rebecca has grown in maturity and confidence. She is completing her IKIC Maxi award and is a real asset to the sessions she volunteers at.

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