Jobs at SYA

Staunton Stars Buddy

0 Hours contract, approx. 5 hours per week: Thursdays 9:30- 14:30 (not including Half term holidays or Christmas). £7.50 per hour + 13%


Solent Youth Action is looking for an enthusiastic individual to support one of our young people to volunteer as part of the Staunton Stars Supported Volunteer scheme.

The Staunton Stars are a group of volunteers aged 16- 60 who meet every Thursday to volunteer at Staunton Country Park in Havant. They LOVE it there, but they need a bit of support to do it as each have mild to moderate needs.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys the great outdoors surrounded by beautiful gardens and farm animals to help directly support one of our young people on a 1 to 1 basis. Your role will be to support them to engage in the volunteering tasks and ensuring their safety throughout their volunteering day. As a Buddy, you are an extension of that young person, and are expected to shadow them for the entirety of their day from drop off at 10am to pick up at 2pm.

Volunteer tasks completed by the group include mucking out animals, gardening, maintenance, painting and groundwork.

Experience working with young people with additional support needs or challenging behaviour is necessary.

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) check and sufficient references.

Benefits include:
Contribution towards travel costs
Ongoing training and personal development
Pension contribution

£7.50 per hour + 13% holiday contribution
This is a 0 hour contract role and is ongoing subject to funding.
Additional hours may become available subject to funding

For more information or an application pack, please contact:
Kailea Hurcombe, Operations Manager
Solent Youth Action
02380 650 514

The Staunton Stars is a project managed and supported in partnership with Staunton Country Park by Solent Youth Action, a Registered Charity (1108361) and Registered Company (0530786)

If interested please give us a call on 023 8065 0514 or email: