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Young People's Area

Media

"I'm Walking A Life"

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"Whitney Spoken Word"

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"Young People Performing A Song"

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Experiences

"Be good to be close to family and those supporting you"

"Intelligence is more than School smart"

"Young people aren't out of reach. Services are out of reach"

"I just tried to stay out of trouble, connect with family and friends and get early release"

"The word education isn't a great word"

"Young people need a second chance"

"If someone's got something to lose they will fight to keep it"

"Don't judge a book by its cover"

"Knowing your rights and entitlements means you feel more empowered"

"If I complain, I don't think anything will happen"

"The long term affect is massive, but the decision is based on the judges mood"

"Young people should be involved from the beginning"

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Get Involved

You can help transform services for children, teenagers and young adults, so they can get the empathic support they need to live their best lives.

Donate; fundraise; volunteer; work with us; get your business or organisation involved; or follow us on Twitter and Facebook and help spread the word about what we do.

Whatever support you’re able to offer, we can’t wait to have you with us.

Work With Us

We’re looking for two Senior Youth Engagement Coordinators!

Are you an empathetic and dedicated person with a passion for people?

We’re looking for someone to lead our Peer to Professional programme, supporting our Young Partners to build skills and gain experience to grow from a Peer to a Professional, and our Young Campaigners programme, supporting 12 Young Campaigners to lead social action projects on issues that are important to them.

We’re also looking for someone who can reach and connect with Young Partners, within the community and in secure settings, who have lived experience of community violence and the youth justice system, and support them to have their voice heard and to influence change in systems and communities that exist to support them.

Read more about the Senior Youth Engagement Coordinator roles

 

Can’t find the role you’re looking for? If you’d like to join the Peer Power family, feel free to email info@peerpower.org.uk and let us know what you could bring to the team.

Volunteering

Join Us!

You can help us to help more children and young people by volunteering with us. We welcome volunteers from all walks of life and you don’t need any specific qualifications or experiences.

You’ll receive volunteer training that will prepare you for success and you’ll have the support of the Peer Power team during your time with us.

Volunteers must be over 18 to apply, there is no upper age-limit.

You will need to provide two professional/academic references, complete training and attend an informal interview.

DBS (police) checks are mandatory for all volunteers and we will cover the cost of this.

Our volunteering opportunities are also posted at Reach

Donating

Peer Power is a small charity with a big impact, and we rely on fundraising to support our vital work. Supporting a small and authentic charity means your money will go directly to support children and young people facing adversity and injustice, rather than in layers of management, bureaucracy and expensive marketing campaigns.

We can work with you to help direct your donation towards the area of our work you feel most passionate about. You can feel confident in how your donation will be spent and the impact you will make.

You can support our work with a one-off or regular monthly donation (via standing order to: Peer Power Youth) through Virgin Giving

Fundraising

Sponsored events and fundraisers

Run your own or attend one of ours. Contact info@peerpower.org.uk with your ideas if you’d like to raise money through a sponsored challenge or to find out what’s coming up in our events calendar.

Shopping

Buy using Easyfundraising.

When you shop high street brands online you can also raise money for Peer Power at no cost to you.

Peer Power Branded Running Vest

Corporate Support

Our corporate partners share our vision and work together with us to help raise awareness and the funds needed to transform the lives children and young people.

You can support us through:

  • Pro-bono support
  • Staff fundraising for us
  • Offering volunteers
  • Nominating us as your preferred charity

Please contact info@peerpower.org.uk for more details.

Disability Commitment

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we have committed to:

  • ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • communicating and promoting vacancies
  • offering an interview to disabled people
  • anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
  • supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people

Policy Statement on Recruiting Applicants with Criminal Records

We recognise the contribution that ex-offenders can make as employees and volunteers and welcome applications from them. A person’s criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to post’s at Peer Power. Suitable applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying.

All cases will be examined on an individual basis and will take the following into consideration:

  • Whether the conviction is relevant to the position applied for.
  • The seriousness of any offence revealed.
  • The age of the applicant at the time of the offence(s).
  • The length of time since the offence(s) occurred.
  • Whether the applicant has a pattern of offending behaviour.
  • The circumstances surrounding the offence(s) and the explanation(s) offered by the person concerned.
  • Whether the applicant’s circumstances have changed since the offending behaviour.

Further advice and guidance on disclosing a criminal record can be obtained from Unlock.