Volunteer at The Bridge

Welcome to the BRIDGE YOUTH CENTRE APPLICATION PACK, we’re thrilled you’d like to join the team.

Before we go any further, please take a moment to look over the process of appointment. 

We take the safeguarding and protection of our young people very seriously, and as such, require all volunteers and staff to go through a standard safe recruitment process. This takes the form of filling in a basic application form with references. We will then check the references, verify your identity, meet you for an informal interview and take you through the DBS process.

When you’re ready to go, we’ll ask you to sign a volunteer agreement and will give you your session handbook and relevant training.

The aim of The Bridge is to help young people become Secure, Successful, Proactive & Independent. We seek to achieve this by providing a high quality, safe centre to work from, a professional team of youth working staff, volunteers and a supportive programme of activities.

The Bridge is part of the ongoing legacy of the Bridgnorth Dry Bar Trust, which was established in 1994.

The Bridge presently runs two sessions per week. Tuesday is typically more structured and activity based, whereas Friday is generally loser in form and attracts older teens. It would be helpful to know which session you’d like to give your time to.

  1. Tuesday: 6:30pm – 8:00pm: Year 6 – 8
  2. Friday: 7pm – 9:30pm: Year 7 – 12
  3. Saturday: 2pm – 5pm: Teens

Your Details

DISCLOSURE OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS & Rehabilitation of Offenders ACT 1974 The appointment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau. Because of the nature of the role for which you are applying, this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. This means you are therefore not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are "spent" under provisions of the Act. In the event of employment, failure to disclose such convictions could lead to disciplinary action being taken. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence and used solely in relation to this application. Please be aware that for positions involving substantial access to children a system of checking police records for possible criminal background will be implemented
ASYLUM AND IMMIGRATION ACT 1996
I understand that the placement offer will be subject to the information on this application form being complete and correct. I agree that personal data relating to me which has been or is being obtained by Bridgnorth Youth & Schools Project, including data given by me on this form, may be held and processed either on computer or in manual records and may be disclosed to authorised personnel and used for any purpose relating to my application and prospective placement with Bridgnorth Youth & Schools Project.

Position Details

Tuesday, Friday or Saturday: Please state your preference
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A POEM ABOUT VOLUNTEERING BY BETH ABBOTT