Youth Volunteering

Are you aged 14-18?

Just go to Opportunities and select your age bracket in the ‘Suitable for’ drop down menu.

If you’re at all concerned about anything in your volunteering role, talk to an adult you trust straight away.

According to West Sussex County Council’s Bylaws on Employment of Children 1998, children volunteering in a not-for-profit organisation DO NOT need a special work permit, while children volunteering in a profit-making environment (such as a charity shop) need to apply for an Employment Permit

PLEASE NOTE: New Employment Permits are currently not being issued and all current work permits have been temporarily suspended. Please see the County Council’s website for details.

Is your organisation looking for volunteers?

We urge you to consider creating volunteering roles for young people aged between 14-18. Giving young people the opportunity to volunteer with you has the potential to provide life-changing experiences for them and benefit their future plans as well as yours. Everyone benefits.

If you need help taking on young volunteers, get in touch: volunteering@msva.org.uk

You can find more information in the Young People and Volunteering Guide – developed by the 3VA and East Sussex Volunteer Centre.