Youth Work

 

The Lifetrain Trust gets involved at a local level with young people who through no fault of their own are at significant risk of failing academically and growing up without the skills to become successful adults and members of society. Often from difficult or neglected family backgrounds these vulnerable boys and girls who may have suffered violence or abuse have no self-belief or ability to make good choices for themselves and consequently can end up excluded from school or in trouble with the police.            

Our specialist teams work in many environments; on the streets in mobile youth centres in Youth Clubs – building great relationships within the Community; and offering intervention programmes in schools in some of the most deprived boroughs.

The Lifetrain Trust has recently been awarded grants to run a mobile youth centre, the Bus-shelter, in Spelthorne. Elmbridge, Runnymede and Guildford from September 2015. 

The Lifetrain team will also be working one to one with the most vulnerable young people in Spelthorne from September. Mentors will be a key resource to help with this work.

Volunteers can help us in many different aspects of our work – whether in the office, at events or supporting our youth workers as mentors during the day or in the evenings.

Each year we work with over 2000 vulnerable young people providing them with opportunities to gain qualifications and supporting them to improve their self-confidence and self-esteem with the objective of guiding them towards further training or employment.

If you would like to be involved please call Tracey Osborn on 01372 360875 or email tracey@lifetrain.org.uk