|Assemble is a national programme taking place in non-mainstream schools in London, Manchester, and Wales. Designed to address the rising number of disabled and neurodivergent young people experiencing isolation and a lack of confidence accessing community spaces, Assemble brings together disabled young people (aged 16-25) with volunteers to take part in creative workshops and outings.
This creative programme focuses on building soft skills such as confidence and communication and building a cohesive cohort of participants and volunteers who can be advocates for change in their communities.
Running from September 2023, we are looking for course assistants and volunteers to join Assemble.
Volunteers – About the role
Become part of a national programme which will bring creative opportunities to disabled and neurodivergent young people across the UK. This role will include training in safeguarding and inclusive practice and is a chance to develop your own creative practice. This programme brings you together with young people from non-mainstream schools in creative workshops, overseen by experienced National Youth Theatre facilitators. You will also support the participants to attend cultural events in their local area. Taking place in Manchester, London and Wales, this new and innovative programme is an exciting opportunity for anyone who wants to expand their creative practice and create opportunities for young people.
We are looking for young people (18-30) who have an interest in working in an inclusive environment or a school setting. Experience of working in an inclusive setting is not essential as training will be provided. We are looking for volunteers who believe the arts should be accessible for all and are dedicated to removing barriers for young people. We are also keen to involve those who may have faced barriers themselves, have lived experience of disability or neurodivergence, or are from other historically marginalised communities.
· Good communication
· Experience or an interest in drama practice
You will receive:
· Training in inclusive practice and safeguarding.
· Hands on experience working with young people in non-mainstream schools.
· The chance to develop your own facilitation skills and lead exercises.
· Experience supporting a national creative programme.
· Training in supporting disabled young people to travel to and from events.
· Experience attending activities with disabled and neurodivergent young people, advocating for them, and empowering them to be advocates themselves.
· Free access to cultural events and activities as part of the programme.
· Valuable work experience and professional development.
· An enhanced DBS check.
· Expenses covered.
Click here to apply now: https://form.jotform.com/232064515631348
For more information, or to access the form in a different format please contact the team below:
London and Wales – Esther Myers –Esther.Myers@nyt.org.uk
Manchester – Miriam Wild –Miriam.Wild@nyt.org.uk
In Wales, Assemble is being delivered in partnership with National Youth Arts Wales.
Naomi McKenna Lawson – Participation and Learning Producer | Cynhyrchydd Cyfranogiad a Dysgu NYAW –
Hope Dowsett – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tags: Advocacy, Children and Families, Culture and Heritage
ContactNaomi McKenna Lawson or Esther Myers
Tel: 02922 807420 (Naomi McKenna Lawson)
Web: https://www.nyaw.org.uk/ https://www.nyt.org.uk/