Branch Up aims to tackle extra- curricular disadvantage. Many of the children that we work with do not have access to extracurricular activities. This has a detrimental effect on their social development and their educational attainment.
We aim to give young people access to opportunities they would not otherwise have had while improving their social skills and confidence.
Branch Up run three activity days per semester for young people referred by social services
These days include visiting a zoo, going ice skating or running sports and art workshops
You will be paired one on one with a young person for the full day. Therefore the young person benefits from near to peer interactions.
We will provide you with a range of ongoing support and training.
Children of prisoners are more likely to experience poverty, poor housing, social exclusion, poor physical health, aggressive behaviour. Children of prisoners are 3 times more at risk of committing Anti-Social Behaviour or delinquent behaviour and 65% of boys with a convicted parent go on to offend themselves (Ministry of Justice et al 2007 and Murray and Farrington 2008).
Volunteers will help at their youth group on a Tuesday evening at 6pm
You will help with activities such as arts and crafts, cooking and sports, as well as supporting workshops on anti social behaviour and resilience.
Read more about the volunteering here and apply here and select Children Heard and Seen
Volunteering with Branch Up
Being a part of Branch Up is a great chance to gain experience working with children. Through training sessions and practical volunteering, you will develop a range of skills.
We reimburse all volunteers reasonable travel expenses
We are inclusive and encouraging of all students who want to volunteer.
Volunteering at Branch Up is social and you'll have the chance to meet many like-minded people, but why not ask a friend to sign up with you too?
We are looking for a new committee- be part of the team behind the magic and build skills to put on your CV. Find out more about the roles involved here