Are you an experienced children's coach, or counselor passionate about making a huge difference in the lives of children & teens in the UK? If yes, we would really appreciate your help and would be interested in talking with you.
We are looking for a Volunteer Mentor & Children Coordinator based in Leeds or around Yorkshire to support us with developing and delivering our children's activities and Kids academy in the UK. This is a part-time voluntary position, reporting to the Board of Trustees, and the successful applicant will work alongside experienced colleagues, parents, & educators
Do you have the qualification and training to counsel primary-aged children on a range of personal issues, challenges, and emotions? Do you have experience & skills in organizing children’s events, academy sessions, and webinars that teach kindness to children?
If yes, we would really appreciate your help and would be very interested in talking with you.
Afrikindness Children coordinator oversees all activities and events related to children in the UK. The primary purpose of the Children cohort is to teach children the right social and emotional behaviors needed to thrive in any environment.
We run workshops for children ages 5 - 18 years to help develop their social and emotional intelligence skills and thrive in the UK to cover modules like Resilience, Sexism & Growing up, Critical thinking, Values & Morals, Identity and Self-awareness in children, etc
Our overall aim is that children will grow up to be strong, resilient and have access to early help and support when they need it. Our vision is to have kind children and our measure of success will be strong partnerships, children-led projects and community engagement, and strong and resilient children making an impact on a global scale.
You will coordinate a team of volunteers (parents) from the minority ethnic group to launch the Kids academy, coordinate regular and effective webinars and deliver high-quality children's skills programs, thereby equipping children and young adults with the needed skills to thrive in the UK.
Afrikindness is a charitable organization run and led by volunteers. We would like to build a community for children and young adults in the UK and deliver events, academy, and webinars, that will make a real difference in families and the lives of children and young adults.
This is a leadership role, we need someone to create a cohesive, responsible, and efficient team contributing to the above, which brings rewards in terms of self-achievement, development, infectious positive morale, togetherness, and contributing significantly to the future of this organization.
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You will be joining our charity during an exciting point in our development and a period of real growth; your expert knowledge, skill, and experience will be critical to our success. You will have a key role in ensuring we can maintain the work that we do. You will be a part of our small, extremely friendly, passionate, and forward-thinking charity team.
We facilitate children-led projects across the UK and in Africa, provide African-based content and educational resources that promote kindness and advocate for kindness in schools. Our parent and teacher cohorts are essential to achieving our aim as they play a key role and make decisions during the formative years of a child. You will work alongside other passionate team members and professionals.
You will be responsible for leading the team of volunteers, overseeing the children's planning group, and will work with our Founder and the education team to create and launch our children’s resources. You will work with marketing & training consultants to create visually compelling content. You will work with our Research team & CEO so that we can create programs that are research-backed and data-informed and identify relevant organizations with that we can collaborate, partner, and share resources and expertise.
As a children coordinator with Afrikindness, you will help to create the image of Afrikindness seen and understood by the community we serve. Through your work, you will be contributing to the work we do, bringing awareness to the mental health issues children face, the lack of empathy, issues with bullying, hatred, racism, and the effect on children, especially of black heritage and the role of parents as well as what Afrikindness is doing to tackle these issues.