Friday Youth Work Team

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The opportunity is for vibrant people who enjoy all that entails working with young people of various backgrounds and for those who are looking for experience within this area.

Volunteers will assist with the running of after school activities, helping with the set-up, and pack down, as well as running holiday activities. Volunteers should be flexible as all activities will take place during evenings and school holidays.
If you’re interested in volunteering with us, get in touch to find out how you can get involved.
Student Placements
Looking to get experience in a youth work setting? We are open to working with students who are required to do a work placement as part of a Youth Work related degree. We have a partnership with UWS, speak to your programme leader or get in touch with us to find out more.

Why should I volunteer with the Ayr Ark?
Opportunity to gain volunteer awards
Develop employability skills and work experience.
Training opportunities
Meet new people.
Volunteer team building days and activities.
We are looking for vibrant people who enjoy all that entails working with young people of various backgrounds.

This opportunity is for vibrant people who enjoy all that is involved with working with young people of various backgrounds. The Ayr Ark is open to young people on Friday evenings from 6:30-9:00pm. Volunteers are required to help from 6:00pm-9:15pm, this will involve both set up and pack down.

Some of the responsibilities include, handling money and use of our till, serving drinks and snacks at the bar, engaging with young people through conversation and/or games, and being a role model to our young people.

Volunteer roles are rotated to different areas within the building throughout the night, to allow you to gain more skills and qualities.

One of our volunteers, started coming to the Ayr Ark at the age of 13 and went on to become a part of our volunteer group. Erin recently left us to start UNI but when asked about her experience as a volunteer she said:
“I’ve made friends for life here and gained skills and real life experience I never thought possible, and it helped me grow as a person” – Erin Cran, Volunteer.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Ayr Ark works towards three main aims: • Engaging with young people by running events and activities which address a variety of practical needs for young people whilst working in partnership with local organisation. • Equipping young people with the knowledge and understanding needed for building and developing their own life-skills and self-confidence in a supported environment. • Empowering young people with the experience and confidence to make wise and safe lifestyle choices and to take hold of a more positive future for themselves.











Travel details: The organization covers volunteer travel expenses – please ask if needed.


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Any further training that may be required will be provided free of charge by The Ark.