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MAKE A DIFFERENCE VOLUNTEER YMCA VOLUNTEER INFORMATION PACK 2013

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WWW.YMCAWELLINGTON.ORG.NZ

YMCA of Greater Wellington

WE’RE HERE FOR GOOD


A PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER

Are you interested in new experiences and challenges? Or maybe a career in teaching, childcare or recreation? Do you have a love of children and enjoy being in a leadership role? The YMCA is looking for young people 16+ to become a Leader’s In Training (LIT) on our school holiday programmes. As a YMCA LIT you will work alongside YMCA staff and learn how to work with children.

You'll also have the chance to:  Make new friends and become part of an awesome team  Develop leadership skills  Learn how to manage groups of children  Increase your self-confidence  Take part in regular social and adventure based activities  Try new and exciting challenges  Get all expenses paid trips to choice destinations  Get a YMCA certificate of recognition for your CV  Have lots of fun!

The Programme

This is a voluntary, non-competitive programme for those aged 16 +, which focuses on developing the person, their skill sets and experiences in out of school care and recreation .

About the YMCA The YMCA of Greater Wellington is a values-based community organisation dedicated to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities and welcomes all regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religious belief.

Our Core Values

CARING HONESTY RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY

Why be involved? Volunteering on a holiday programme is a fantastic way to develop leadership skills and gain experience working with people. Holiday programmes are a huge amount of fun and a very valuable way to give back to the community and gain invaluable skills. Each school holiday period the YMCA runs up to 10 different programmes all over the region, offering a variety of activities that include arts and crafts, sports and games, cooking, day trips and outdoor activities. As a volunteer leader you will work as part of a team, alongside experienced staff. You can expect to get involved with the kids, learn how to manage groups, role model a positive attitude and have a great experience! If you are thinking of studying any field that relates to working with children or just want a super fun and rewarding experience then this is for you!

How to become part of the team


Benefits By becoming a YMCA volunteer you will have a unique opportunity to contribute to your community in a way that is both meaningful to you and to the wider community.

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Personal and professional development Work experience – build your CV Learn new skills Help others Develop communication Use personal knowledge and skill base to teach children Gain a sense of purpose Make new friends Build confidence Explore career opportunities Feel needed, useful and appreciated Be a team member Have fun and enjoy yourself Make a difference Complete your Duke of Edinburgh requirements through the YMCA!!

Requirements  Be 16 years or over  Attend at least one, three to four hour training session per term  Volunteer at least 2-3 days each Holiday Programme Period  Be able to get yourself to YMCA trainings and holiday  

programmes Participate in one debrief per term Have fun participating in a team event eg tenpin bowling

FIND OUT MORE Contact Us

Desirable Attributes  Interest in children, recreation and activities  Honest, punctual and reliable  Energetic and flexible attitude  Desire to learn, develop and grow

Melissa Pepler 04 568 3252 ext 804 027 704 5993 melissa@ymcawellington.org.nz

What do the Training Modules include?  Induction Training to YMCA Out of School Care and Recreation,

PO Box 30247 Lower Hutt 5040 www.ymcawellington.org.nz

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including how to work in a professional work environment What makes a great leader, planning and running activities and games, and connecting with children in an effective manner. Introduction to Behaviour Management, including positive behaviour guidelines, providing constructive feedback to children, and how to respond to challenging behaviour Health and Safety & Risk Management.

What happens in a debrief?

Optional Training. As a volunteer Leader In Training you will get the opportunity to access further training through the YMCA Greater Wellington such as:

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Games and Activities Child Centred Approaches Child Protection Programme Planning Working with children with special needs Behaviour Management First Aid

Review of the holiday programme eg. What went well, what could be have been better, future ideas

Reflecting on personal achievements and evaluation of goals

Team events may be part of the debrief or stand alone activities

What Else? What better way to develop yourself than to participate in the end of year YMCA Volunteers Camp at Camp Kaitoke! Our camp programme can include leadership activities, bush craft; kayaking; canoeing; archery; high ropes course; teambuilding; orienteering and more.


JOIN US

REGISTER ONLINE www.ymcawellington.org.nz

WELCOME TO THE YMCA OF GREATER WELLINGTON

YMCA of Greater Wellington

WE’RE HERE FOR GOOD


Volunteer info pack