Link Youth

Gain voluntary experience in the Youth Community by providing creative, online workshops to young people who may have become disengaged in extra-curricular activities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Informaton icon Gain voluntary experience in the Youth Community by providing creative, online workshops to young people who may have become disengaged in extra-curricular activities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Location icon Online

Clock icon 1 hour weekly workshops + Half an hour group mentoring sessions

What is LinkYouth?

Link Youth is a Kingston Hub, student-led volunteering programme which aims to empower and engage young people aged 12-16 who may be at risk of disengagement to: education, extra-curricular activities and their communities, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kingston Hub will recruit and train up Kingston University students who have creative backgrounds and are passionate about supporting the youth community.

The Link Youth programme will deliver 8 weeks of creative online activities which will include: ideas generation, group mentoring and end with an online talent showcase.


What is your role?

We have 20 spaces for student volunteers who are interested in becoming a workshop facilitator the Link Youth project. This will involve working with young people via an online setting either in groups or one-to-one basis. You will deliver creative activities, providing a space for ideas generation, youth discussion and building relationships with the young people.

You will encourage young people on testing and actioning their new ideas whilst being a positive role model. This will raise their confidence and help them boost participation in online actitivies.


Remote Adjustments

Due to the Covid distancing measures, and Kingston hubs commitment to ensuring all of our students and beneficaries remain safe during volunteering - we are minimising in-person contact and volunteering until it is deemed safe by the University and Government to do so.

Due to this, the Link Youth programme is designed specifically for remote volunteering and we are working with our Community Partners to provide volunteering opportunities for you.


What will you gain?

  • Develop your leadership and communication skills
  • Training which includes insight to Project Management, Safeguarding and working with Young People
  • Develop your own CV through practical experience
  • Gain a DBS cerftificate
  • Make a real lasting impact in someone else's life

What are the next steps

1- Choose which role you are most interested in

2- Fill in [this application form] https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rEoIuSvGNLzr4x8OuKrjH399R8GezwC9so1sTXO4wpQ/edit

Tell us why you’d like to be involved.

3- You'll receive all the training you need to get started and be matched with a workshop to deliver.

4- Make an impact, develop skills and experience, meeting new people and have fun!

By taking part you are also eligible for Kingston Award points for volunteering.


Click here to apply

We strongly encourage applications from BME individuals and other under-represented groups.


Workshops include:

  • Online games
  • Songwriting
  • Design your own T-Shirt
  • Build your own Brand
  • Youth Theatre
  • Teen Talks Podcast
  • Social Media
  • Online Talent showcase

Youth Workshop Leader

You will be available to deliver 1 and a 1/2 hours every week which includes:

  • 1 hour weekly Workshop
  • Half an hour group mentoring sessions

Click here to apply


Kingston Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to all students. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, selection workshops, training sessions, volunteering projects and other activities on a case-by-case basis.

We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch with Junior@kingstonhub.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.

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