Volunteer Coach

Yes Futures

Are you a confident communicator with both adults and children? Join our team of committed coaches supporting young people to reach their full potential.

Published On: 14/05/2024
About this opportunity from Yes Futures

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to train as Coaches on the Yes Futures programmes. We will be taking on approximately 60 individuals to work with our students across schools in Harlow, Dagenham, Rochford, Chelmsford and Haringey.

We welcome a wide range of individuals of different backgrounds, experiences and ages, to join our Coaching programme. Perhaps you are…

• Already an experienced Coach, who wants to use your skills to give back to the next generation?

• Still developing your Coaching skills, and want to challenge yourself by working with young people instead of adults?

• Looking to train as a Coach for the first time, and want support and practical experience?

• Keen to develop your skills generally to apply them to your professional life?

• Just wanting to gain more experience working with young people and schools in a charity setting?

Benefits to you:

• Ongoing support from a dedicated Programme Lead, who will tailor your development needs to you and work with you on a one-to-one basis throughout the programme;

• Full training and ongoing support programme at no cost to you;

• Gain certificate demonstrating your learning and commitment at the end of the programme;

• Join a team of committed, hard-working and friendly colleagues;

• Make a real, tangible difference to a group of young people;

• Thrive in a role with a high degree of responsibility;

• Balance a flexible role around your other responsibilities;

• Enjoy working with other like-minded people;

• Enhance your skills through regular professional development support.


You do not need to have prior experience working with young people or prior Coaching experience to join our Coaching programme. Equally, we are keen to accept individuals who are already experienced Coaches, who can add their experience to support both our young people and newer Coaches.

Regardless of your existing skills and motivations for applying, you will need to have a strong passion for the Yes Futures vision and a commitment to enabling young people to fulfil their potential.

Please note in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 to apply for a volunteer position with Yes Futures, you must eligible to live and work in the UK.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following qualities:

• Strong personal presentation skills and proven ability to communicate confidently, enthusiastically and effectively,

• An ability to quickly establish effective relationships based on trust and respect with both children and adults, both within a group setting and one-to-one,

• An understanding of how to communicate effectively with schools, teaching staff and students’ parents,

• Ability to act as a role model and show the potential to lead an effective coaching conversation,

• The ability to motivate self and others, and an understanding of the importance of self-reflection and continued personal development,

• Empathy and integrity,

• Able to write and speak fluently in English,

• Passion for Yes Futures’ work and supporting young people to achieve their full potential.

• Ability and willingness to travel within the region of your placement schools, including one weekend longer distance trip,

• Maintaining confidentiality when required,

• Willingness to be (or currently) DBS checked.

Activity Types

Practical Skills | Supporting people and befriending | Teaching and Training


Families and Parenting | Young People


Harlow, Rochford, Chelmsford and Haringey - The programme lasts for 5 months, with approximately one session every two weeks. This works out as approximately 100 hours across a five month period.

Find out more

For more information about Yes Futures and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

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