; Getting to Know the Youth Group

An early priority for new volunteers is getting to know the youth group. This includes:

  • meeting leaders, volunteers and young people;
  • getting to know the organisation;
  • getting to know the volunteer role.

Working through this section

Each youth group will be different but the following sections highlight important aspects that are core to any youth group and provide a good foundation for new volunteers:

The volunteer induction exercise at the end of this section provides a practical way for volunteers to get to know the youth group.

Learning Outcomes

Volunteers who complete this section will:

  • Have met a wide range of people involved with the youth group.
  • Know how the youth group is organised and what activities it runs.
  • Understand what is expected of a youth work volunteer and how they are supported.

For the Induction Portfolio

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