How To Get Involved With Extratime

Jobs – we are currently recruiting for Easter & Summer playworkers & bank playworker positions. Please click on this link to go to our jobs page.

Volunteering – We very much welcome volunteers to get involved in all aspects of our service. Whether you have a skill or experience you think might be helpful to our charity, perhaps as a trustee or admin based, or would like gain some direct experience working with disabled children and young people we would love to hear from you. Please click on the link to our volunteer page for more information.

Apprentices

We are very pleased that we have been able to offer an apprenticeship to one of our young people who previously attended our play schemes, then went on to volunteer for us and has since gained both Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in Child Care. He is now on an apprenticeship with us….. more to follow with his story!

We are seeking funding to be able to develop an apprenticeship programme for more young people, particularly those that have an impairment or learning disability themselves. This is still in the early stages but if you are interested in having a chat with us about this then please contact the office using the enquiry form.

Trustees – We currently have four trustees and four committee members. Three of our trustees are parent carers but we welcome anyone who has an interest in our work to have a chat with us about the role of the trustee and we would particularly welcome people who have marketing and publicity, legal or human resource skills and experience. Please telephone the office or use our enquiry form if you would like to find out more.

Children and young people’s involvement- Extratime has always actively involved our children and young people in helping to develop the service through evaluations we have in the after school clubs and holiday schemes, and in our Children and Young People’s Panel. The Children and Young People’s Panel was developed to help support the  outreach service providing an children’s perspective of how inclusive and welcoming a service was by visiting the setting as a group and talking to staff etc. Whilst this group has not been very active of late, we are hoping to secure some additional funding to develop this further.

We have just produced a new Children and Young People Welcome leaflet which has used symbols and photos as well as words to tell children and young people about what we do. We hope to have this available on the web site shortly, but please contact the office if you would like to have one posted out to you.