Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are a big part of making The Rock a success, without people giving tirelessly their time and energy to the things we do The Rock would not be able to run. If you would like to consider joining The Rock team please see below the groups and opportunities available;

Day Times

Our daytime work (Monday – Friday) is with a number of difference agencies and education providers, who work with young people aged 9 upwards. This work includes a range of activities from sports, art and crafts to media workshops. All of our volunteers are a big part of supporting each tailored project. A typical day is split into two sessions, starting from 08:45  and running to 14:45.

Monday Evening

Space 51 is for young people in school years 9, 10 and 11, who are making tough decisions with their G.C.S.E choices and future plans. The evening is shaped and created by the young people. Activities could include music, cookery, drama, dancing, film nights, console games, sports and much more.

Doors open at 7.00-8.30pm

Tuesday Evening

Tuesday Night Transition (TNT) is for young people (school years 6-8) preparing to leave Primary School and settle into High School life. These evenings have been a great success with the young people voting on which activities take place e.g. girls and guys nights when the group separates into the two buildings and enjoy time out in a same gender group.

Door open at 6.00-7.30pm

Thursday Evening

On a Thursday evening our sports hall is transformed into an indoor skatepark. Scoot And Skate (SAS) opens its doors to young people with their scooters/skateboards, who want to learn how to use the ramps and also build up their skills. The Rock volunteers not only encourage young people using the ramps, but also help out in the kitchen and provide support in our chill out room.

Doors open: 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Community Cafe

The Rock and The Big Local have partnered together to offer communities St Peter’s, The Moors and beyond open access to our facilities every term time Monday afternoon, 3.30pm – 5.30pm. When a team of young people, youth workers and The Big Local workers convert the facility into a working Community Cafe. Including a seating area, high chair facilities, children’s play area and more. Volunteers are needed to support and help in delivery of the Cafe.
 
Activate Holiday Project

Activate is our youth work that runs during the Easter & Summer School Holidays for young people to have a safe and fun place to hang out, learn new skills and have fun.

 

People make The Rock – nothing would be possible without our volunteers. If you are interested in joining our team, contact Volunteer Champion Ali via ali@therock.uk.com or call 01242 700700. We would love to hear from you.

All of our volunteers receive DBS (was CRB) checks and receive on going training and support.

A BIG thank you to those who are already volunteering and those who have been a part of The Rock family.