Young Citizens Volunteer Guide

Everything you need to know about being a Young Citizens volunteer

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this aimed at?
This online guide will provide you with all the relevant information and advice to guide you along your volunteer journey. Whether you are a trustee, support our citizenship experiences, help to write our citizenship resources or assist with our internal operations, this guide will act as your primary tool to navigate your role as a volunteer with Young Citizens.
How long do I have access to the online guide?
You will have access for as long as you need. This guide should be used as a reference point throughout your volunteer journey. You can refer back to any important sections as and when you need to. However, it may be helpful to have an in-depth read through if you are new to our organisation or need a refresher!
What if I am still unclear about anything to do with volunteering at Young Citizens?
The Young Citizens team is always there to support you and answer any questions you may have regarding your volunteering. If you feel that you need further support upon the completion of this guide, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Niamh at [email protected].

Your Instructor

Niamh Mawhinney
Niamh Mawhinney

Niamh worked at Young Citizens as our Volunteer Coordinator in 2021. Niamh's role was to look after the recruitment, training and support of 2000 volunteers working across our nationwide citizenship education programmes.

Niamh has experience volunteering in a number of educational charities in the UK and internationally. She has a deep appreciation for the value that volunteers bring to the children and young people we work with. Niamh's mission whilst with us was to make sure that each and every one of our volunteers has a fulfilling and enjoyable time with us.

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