Volunteering with PEEK
If you are aged 14–25 you can volunteer with PEEK through our Thrive Programme. We are currently recruiting for a range of volunteer roles:
Let’s Play is a diverse and stimulating programme of outdoor play and sports activities that is delivered in communities for children aged 5-13. Volunteers set up equipment, engage with children and support them to take part and try new things and engage with parents/carers and the local community.
Shine workshops encourage children aged 5-13 to discover and explore a wide variety of art forms including visual arts, sculpture, animation and much more. Volunteers support staff and artists to deliver the session aims and engage with children. Volunteers will support the completion of Arts Awards, an accredited award offered to all children who attend.
PEEK offer theatre workshops for Children (P1-P5), Junior (P5-P7) and Young People (12-25). Each age group explore a variety of drama and performance techniques and work towards a performance. In Youth Theatre, we welcome artists and industry professionals to work with the group. Volunteers support staff and professionals to deliver the session aims and engage with children and young people.
Music Hub provides an opportunity for young people aged S1+ to meet and share their opinions on music, learn to create their own music through song writing and a choir. Young people will work towards creating their own project with the Glasgow Music Studios. Volunteers support staff and professionals to deliver the session aims and engage with children and young people.
Youth Programme Volunteers
This programme offers outdoor play and sports activities for young people aged S1+. Volunteers set up equipment, engage with young people and support them to take part and try new things and engage with parents/carers and the local community.
As part of partnerships with school, PEEK deliver breakfast clubs and lunch time taster sessions in primary and secondary schools across Glasgow. Volunteers set up equipment, engage with children and young people and support them to take part and try new things and work alongside school staff.
PEEK also deliver tailored projects delivered in local secondary schools which explore emotional wellbeing, confidence and leadership including the Be Project, Breakthrough and Emerging Leaders. Volunteers will bring a proven record of experience in working with young people and will support staff to deliver the project aims and outcomes.
Adult Volunteers, aged 25+
Our organisation was started by a group of adult volunteers over 15 years ago, and today they are still a vital part of everything we do.
Although we have set volunteer roles, we welcome any skills and experience you can bring and will tailor a volunteer role to you when possible. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information.
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What you will get in return?
- Valuable experience of working with children and young people in a leading organisation
- Experience of working in a community and school setting
- Travel expenses and reimbursement for any out of pocket costs
- A chance to meet new people, work with the PEEK team and have fun
- Access to an exciting diary of a wide variety of training
- A names staff member to support you
- Access to accredited awards including the Youth Achievement Awards, Dynamic Youth Award, Saltire Award, etc.
What do I do next?
Step 1. Download and complete our volunteer application form – Let us know about the volunteer role you are interested in and tell us about your skills, experience and why you want to volunteer with PEEK. Volunteer Application Form
Step 2. Informal interview – Our volunteer roles attract a lot of interest so our team will consider all applications before getting in touch to invite you to attend an informal interview. Please note that this may take up to 7-14 working days.
Step 3. Completion of Training – following the outcome of your interview, you will be invited to attend a taster session before completing Induction and Child Protection training. You will also be asked to complete a disclosure and reference check.
If you have any questions please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Emma Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org