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MAKE A DIFFERENCE…

Volunteering at Inspire Youth Zone is a way to both support your local community, enhance your skills and have a lot of fun along the way.

As we get closer to opening, Inspire Youth Zone will need to recruit a committed core of volunteers across a wide range of projects to ensure we deliver a world-class service to Chorley’s young people. Volunteering or mentoring at Inspire Youth Zone will enable you to be at the heart of a world class project that will turn around the options and opportunities for Chorley’s young people.

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We will be recruiting for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Youth Worker
  • Holiday Club Youth Worker
  • Football Coach
  • Arts & Crafts Worker
  • Climbing Instructor
  • Enterprise Worker
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Music Worker
  • Media Worker
  • Performing Arts Worker
  • Sports Youth Worker
  • Girls Room Assistant
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Gym Instructor
  • Boxing Instructor

EARN TIME CREDITS AT INSPIRE

We are proud to be an earning partner for Time Credits. For each hour that an individual contributes to their community or service, they earn a Time Credit. This Time Credit can then be spent on accessing an hour of activity, such as local attractions, training courses or leisure, or gifted to others.

To find out more, click here to visit Chorley Council Time Credits webpage.

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WHY VOLUNTEER?

Whilst you’ll want to make a real difference when you volunteer, it’s not just about what you can do for others. Here are some of the things that volunteering can do for you:

CV

GIVE YOUR CV A BOOST

Time Bank recently did a survey of some of the UK’s leading businesses and 73%* said they’d employ someone who’s volunteered over someone who hasn’t.

Meet

MEET NEW PEOPLE

You’ll probably meet people from different cultures and backgrounds that you might not normally. Volunteering with people who are as passionate about improving the opportunities for you people, as you are, is a great way to meet like-minded people.

Work

GET BACK INTO WORK

It’s a great way to get a reference and fill gaps in your work experience. You can also try out different types of work to get a taster – which can really help you if you’re looking for a job or want to change direction.

Improve

IMPROVE YOUR CONFIDENCE

You’ll learn and do things that you might not normally get the chance to – this can be a real
confidence boost.

  • Anne Marie Gaskell
    "I cannot wait for the Youth Zone to open, especially to see my own and other young people’s creativity come to life. This is a great chance for all our ideas to be heard." Anne Marie Gaskell
  • Councillor Bradley
    “People have been telling us that our young people need somewhere to go where they can enjoy their spare time and to help them fulfil their potential, this Youth Zone would deliver something exciting for all young people across Chorley. By working together we could create a top class facility, giving our young people somewhere they could be proud of.” Chorley Council Leader, Alistair Bradley
  • Andrew Turner
    "The young people of Chorley deserve an OnSide Youth Zone which will give them a safe and inspiring place to spend their leisure time, and we are on the road to making that dream a reality.” Chairman of Chorley Youth Zone, Andrew Turner