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Volunteer for Eikon

Organisation: 
Eikon
Date(s): 
7 January, 2019 to 31 May, 2019
When do you need the volunteer?: 
evenings
What type of volunteering: 
Micro
Contact Details: 
Please contact us at: VolunteerAdministration@eikon.org.uk
Description: 

Eikon is a registered Charitable Company based in Surrey.

About Eikon:
Young people are under intense pressure and many are struggling to cope.  There is relentless pressure to have the perfect body and lifestyle; 24-hour social media pressure; the ever-present threat of cyber-bullying and overwhelming pressure to achieve at school.  These pressures result in anxiety, depression, social isolation, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, poor behaviour and poor attendance at school.  There is little support available – many mental health services are overwhelmed. 

Eikon’s vision is to develop happy, thriving and resilient young adults who make a positive contribution to society throughout their lives.
We provide timely support to young people in Surrey facing tough situations.  We have an excellent reputation and a proven track record built with key partners since our formation in 1995.  We currently work particularly in six Surrey Boroughs:  Elmbridge, Guildford, Runnymede, Surrey Heath, Waverley and Woking.

Roles:
We are looking for volunteers to join our team across Surrey, in Lunch Clubs, Youth Centres and as Mentors.
The roles involve:
•Engaging with young people voluntarily and positively; motivate, inspire and encourage potential
•Listening and supporting young people, showing empathy and understanding, remaining non-judgmental and caring
•Role modelling confidence, honesty, integrity, commitment and sensitivity to young people

Eikon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
You will be required to complete a criminal records check (DBS) and provide two references.

Please contact us at: VolunteerAdministration@eikon.org.uk and we will send you an application form. Then we will meet with you for an informal chat about the role.

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