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Volunteer Training Programme

A brand new young leaders programme for 16–19 year olds

Volunteer TrainingVolunteer Training is an 8–week programme for aspiring young leaders aged 16–19. The focus of this programme is to train up past youth programme participants who are interested in volunteering alongside the Belfast YMCA youth team. The group will receive training in leadership and facilitation skills, enabling them to work alongside groups. Participants will also experience an introduction to youth work, child protection training and be given the opportunity to put their practical skills to use. On completion of the programme, participants will have the option to volunteer in a number of ways alongside the Belfast YMCA youth team. 



To apply, click the following link


Wednesday 7th August


Application deadline


Friday 13th Sept

Teambuilding evening & pizza


Saturday 14th Sept

Teambuilding & Session 1


Tuesday 17th September


Session 2 – Communication skills


Tuesday 24th Sept


Session 3 – Introduction to youth work


Tuesday 1st Oct


Session 4 – Child Protection Training  


Tuesday 8th Oct


Session 5 – Facilitation skills (1)


Tuesday 15th Oct


Session 6 – Facilitation skills (2)  

Tuesday 22nd Oct

Session 7 – Youth led session


Tuesday 29th Oct


Halloween break (encourage group work)

Tuesday 5th Nov


Session 8 – Youth led session / celebration 


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