akt services volunteer

Find out more about akt’s services volunteer role.

akt services volunteer

about the role

The London Services team are made up of caseworkers who provide support work for young people who are experiencing homelessness. The Youth Engagement Team are a national team of youth workers, who offer a range of opportunities to young people who have accessed akt’s housing service.

Youth Engagement run fortnightly social groups, as well as facilitating internal and external consultations with young people. This volunteer role would be supporting this drop-in session. You would be assisting the caseworkers and youth engagement workers to run the drop-in.

This includes welcoming young people to the space, being open to chatting to young people, making teas, coffees, and snacks, supporting young people to engage in the drop-in, and helping clear up. You will also need to be conscious of any safeguarding concerns and be able to discuss these with your supervisor.

suggested activities

  • Assist the Youth Engagement Team and Caseworkers to engage LGBTQ+ young people in a drop in to support them to engage in admin tasks to support their housing, career, and independent living skills
  • Signpost and support young people to access external services
  • Support young people by welcoming them into the space, helping sort any practical tasks such as getting them food, snacks and drinks.

time and location

This drop-in will run weekly from 2-4.30 pm in Hoxton. Owing to the nature of the role we will require a commitment of at least 6 months.

Please note,  we have included a more in-depth role description which will give you more information on the type of tasks you’ll be undertaking in this role as well as the support you’ll get from us in return. A DBS check will be required for this role. Any questions, feel free to check out our FAQs below or email us at volunteering@akt.org.uk


The deadline for applications for this role is March the 29th 2024Recruitment for this role may be closed earlier depending on the volume of applications we receive.

akt is committed to being an inclusive place to work and volunteer that represents the diverse communities we serve. We actively encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and with lived experience. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Brown and People of Colour, transgender and non-binary identities and disability groups. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age.

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