GVS: A year to experience innovative youth work in a local and national contexts.
Graduate Volunteer Scheme information packDownload
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Our Graduate Volunteer Scheme (GVS) is an opportunity for a select group of young adults to gain invaluable experience serving young people and youth workers, and pioneering new youth work in a church context.
Let's start with you.
You’re a graduate looking for experience in youth work – perhaps to explore a vocation, gain some skills or simply give something back to God.
You may or may not have experience of youth work – but you’re driven by a passion for young people, and to see the UK church fully engaging with the needs - and the hopes and dreams - of the rising generation.
You want to learn – you want to develop skills and character, deepen your faith and challenge yourself to do something that makes a difference.
Sound about right? Then perhaps Youthscape's Graduate Volunteer Scheme is your next step.
The Graduate Volunteer Scheme is a one year full time programme during which you'll be fully involved in our work in three distinct areas.
As part of your GVS placement, you’ll get the chance to join our team of experienced schoolsworkers, working in secondary schools across Luton offering a range of programmes and services to the teenagers there. One day you might be asked to help with our Spiritual Development course, enabling young people to grow in confidence, self-awareness and understanding of spirituality. The next day, you could be helping to run an assembly for hundreds of excitable Year 9’s, or listening to a teenager talk about their hopes and dreams as part of our reflective mentoring work.
National Youth Programmes
Alongside all this, you’ll be fully involved in some of our national programmes. You might be helping delegates at one of our training events, or talking to parents at a national roadshow. Or you could be helping us to create new resources for youth workers, or writing content for one of our high-profile websites. You might be asked to accompany a project director to a television interview, or analyse the latest research around teenage mental health. At Youthscape, and on the GVS, no two days are the same.
We commit to giving you an unforgettable experience, working at the front-line of youth work in one of the most exciting ministry environments in the world. You’ll make new friends and gain new skills, but you’ll also be personally mentored by experienced youth workers, strategists, creatives and specialists. You’ll be given board and lodgings, and opportunities to join in with our extensive training and retreats programme, where you’ll get space to get away and reflect on your practice. You’ll also get time each week to check in with your fellow GVS-ers, and to spend time with the whole team.
Want to know more?
Download the info pack on the left (you might have to scroll back up a bit?) and drop us a line to let us know you're interested. We like to meet applicants in person to discuss the programme and see if it's the right fit for you and for us.