How to Run a Successful Youth Club – For small community groups in Reading

Monday 22 October 2018

Reading Voluntary Action is pleased to be working with Berkshire Youth to offer the training ‘How to Run a Successful Youth Club – For Volunteer Groups’ as our young people are our priority and more volunteer groups across town have taken an interest in hosting local youth clubs and activities.

This course will cover:

– Basic overview of how to run a youth club and set rules

– How to measure success of a youth club

– Guidance on good practice, quality and safety

– Understanding and managing young people’s challenging behaviour

By the end of the course, you will:

– Understand how to run a youth club and set rules

– Be able to define roles of volunteers

– Be able to engage youth in club activities and operations (when appropriate)

– Know tools available to measure success

– Understand how to identify issues faced by young people

– Know how club rules can help manage challenging behaviours

– Practise working with volunteers as a united front to provide a supportive, firm model for young people

This training will not cover universal safeguarding, first aid or food hygiene. These other courses may be useful to attend in addition to this training. Please check the RVA web site for upcoming dates.

Who should attend?

Volunteers from small community groups working in neighbourhood settings across Reading that have been or would like to offer youth club/ activities to children that are primary and secondary school age.

Please note that this training is for groups who operate services or activities in Reading only. If your group is from outside Reading, please contact us in advance of booking and we will put you on the waiting list and provide more info on booking.

The trainer:

Berkshire Youth’s aim is to support clubs and projects throughout Berkshire, to deliver leisure-time activities and opportunities to young people so that they may fulfil their own potential and make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live. This organisation recognises the huge role the volunteer plays in making the local area a great place for young people to grow and feel safe.

The venue and accessibility:

The Weller Centre is at 110 Amersham Road and can be reached via bus route 27 and 29 from town centre – Amersham Road stop. There is parking and the building is wheel chair accessible.

This is a free training but we ask for participants to register on Eventbrite in advance and if you cannot attend, kindly contact RVA on 0118 9372 273 or email if you are unable to attend.

Refreshments (tea/ coffee/ biscuits) will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Type of event
Not specified
Event theme
Voluntary sector
Event date
22 October 2018
Start time
End time
Address line 1
Weller Centre
Line 2
110 Amersham Road
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified