Youth Engagement Volunteer – Eastbourne

Youth Engagement Volunteer
Location: Various Locations in Eastbourne

Are you an enthusiastic and creative person who is up for a challenge and enjoys working with young people? If so then we would love to hear from you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support the running of our youth clubs at YMCA YAC Eastbourne. YMCA DownsLink is one of the largest providers of youth services in the South East, and we are currently expanding our range of services in Eastbourne. As a volunteer you will be at the heart of this growth.

All of our youth clubs provide a range of games, discussions, sports, crafts, baking and conservation activities, all tailored to young people aged 11-19 years old. This is a challenging but rewarding role, it is therefore important that you are reliable and approachable. We are looking for people who have an interest in youth work and have a commitment to learning. We are especially interested in hearing from volunteers with an interest in running our music group, arts activities and LGBTQ+ group.

No formal qualifications or experience is required for this role. As a volunteer, you’ll get excellent support, complete training and have the chance to make a real difference to young people in one of Eastbourne’s most socially deprived areas.

Our Youth Clubs run at the following times and locations. We would need you to be available for at least one of these youth clubs.

Shinewater – Mondays 6-8pm
Langney – Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
Old Town – Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
Devonshire LGBTQ+ – Tuesdays 4.30-6.30pm
Willingdon Trees – Fridays 6.30-8.30pm
Devonshire Music Group – Fridays 6-8pm

If you’d like an informal chat about the role, please contact HR at or on 01273 222567, or, from January 2020 please contact Gary Crowhurst (Volunteer Coordinator) at

YMCA DownsLink Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.


YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.
Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing date for applications: Rolling
Interviews date: To be confirmed


How To Apply…
You can download a Volunteer Role Description and a Volunteer Application Form below. Please return your form to us by email at or by hand or post to:

Human Resources
Reed House,
47 Church Road,
Hove, BN3 2BE

Download a Volunteer Role Description here
Download a Volunteer Application Form here

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