Youth Training & Volunteering
We believe in equipping our young people with the skills they need to become leaders in the future, as well as supporting our current leaders by providing training and support to help them provide an excellent experience for all our children and young people.
All of our Young People have the opportunity to serve in various areas of church life throughout the year and can regularly be found serving at events or pouring tea at church services. They also help with organisations for younger children. Many of our young people are also completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award, of which volunteering is a big part.
Following the launch of our Youth and Children's Strategy in September 2022 we are really excited to launch two new programmes for training and development of our young leaders aged 18-25 and those in year 10-14.
For our other leaders, we host a biannual team night with focuses on celebrating success, training and development. We also have a mentoring programme for leaders that helps the develop their leadership skills and offers pastoral support them if requested.
Young Leaders' Programme
Our recently implemented Youth and Children's Strategy highlights the importance of investing in and equipping our leaders.
Therefore the Youth Action Team are pleased to announce our Young Leaders' Programme for 2022/23.
The Young Leaders' Programme is for young leaders aged 18-25 currently serving in our organisations who would like to develop their leadership skills.
To apply leaders must be engaged in a leadership capacity with one of our organisations and the organisation must be willing to support them throughout the programme.
Closing Date 30th September 2022
Junior Leaders' Programme
The Junior Leaders Programme aims to support the young people who work with us in a trainee leadership capacity to develop their skills, increase the confidence which will then aid their personal development. The programme will be offered to trainee leaders from other organisations and will have a benefit on the local community by training leaders of tomorrow.
Young People will learn and develop new skills in leadership
Young people’s Interpersonal skills and ability to work together in teams will be developed
Participants will develop self-confidence and resilience
Young people will participate in a programme that promotes their personal development
The Junior Leaders Programme will run on 23rd January, 6th February & 20th February 7pm-9pm. Team Building Day - Saturday 4th February
The Volunteer Now Volunteer Impact Awards is the new name for Millennium Volunteers. The scheme exists to help promote and encourage youth volunteering, something we are very passionate about.
Ballygowan Presbyterian Church has signed up to this programme and more information will be available here soon.