Want to join our team of award winning volunteers?

youth ambassadors

“Right Here has been a creative outlet for me during my studies at university and has helped keep me grounded at times where I’ve almost disappeared into a bubble of study stress. The group is supportive and fun to be involved in. A great way to feel connected with Brighton and other young people in the city. I can’t praise it enough!”

“I’ve learnt a lot about working with social media and what it’s like working in an office environment. I definitely think this will open up opportunities in the future and benefit me in future job roles. It’s so great to be able to work creatively at the same time as working towards helping people, it’s the two things I enjoy most combined.”

Volunteer Opportunities

Everything that YMCA Right Here does is produced by a team of 16-25 year olds who volunteer in order to carry out vital research, produce award winning campaigns locally and nationally, make films, design posters, deliver workshops to other young people, train GP’s and other professionals. We have a mix of volunteer opportunities from local to national, long term or short term. Discover our volunteer opportunities.

  • To get involved in smaller or bigger projects contact Katie at katie.waters@ymcadlg.org
  • No experience necessary , just a passion for health and wellbeing and making a difference to the lives of other young people

Contact Katie Waters, Participation Co-ordinator

Email katie.waters@ymcadlg.org

if you have any questions, for more information and an application form!

Ciaran McCrickard / NHS - I Am Whole NHS Campaign with Jordan Stephens of Rizzle Kicks
  • 1 day a week minimum
  • For 18-25 year olds living in Brighton and Hove
  • Monday – Friday 9am-5pm (flexible working) at Palmeria Square
  • Travel costs included, CV building experience, free training and workshops
  • Some experience in digital is useful but not essential. Must have a passion for health and wellbeing

Contact JasmineHWilkes, Digital Projects Officer Call/Text 07525667683

Email jasmine.hwilkes@ymcadlg.org

if you have any questions, for more information and an application form!

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Digital Volunteers are 18-25 year olds passionate about improving health and wellbeing for young people and using their digital skills to do so! They might be part-time job, unemployed, studying, graduated or something else but able to commit to one day a week in the office working alongside our digital projects officer.
Using your digital skills (you may have skills in social media? or filmmaking?) you will assist the Digital Project Officer and work alongside the Youth Ambassador group to support creative visions. One week you might be researching services for our website www.wheretogofor.com and the next writing blogs for www.findgetgive.com. If you are creative, have a passion for digital projects and health and wellbeing then this is the perfect opportunity.
Not only does it look good on your CV it develops confidence, skills and knowledge. Working on celebrity-faced campaigns (#IAMWHOLE) and free mental health training are among the list of cool stuff you can get involved with. We also pay for your travel within Brighton and Hove!
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  • No minimum!
  • For 16-25 year olds living in Brighton and Hove or West Sussex
  • Anytime!
  • CV building experience, one off volunteering opportunities sent to your email, surveys to improve health and wellbeing
  • No experience necessary, you can take surveys as and when you want, be the first to hear of one off volunteer opportunities

Contact Katie Waters, Participation Co-ordinator Call/Text 07734791200

Email katie.waters@ymcadlg.org

if you have any questions, for more information and an application form!

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Ultimately, Youth Voice is Right Here’s mailing list of awesome young people who are willing to spend a few moments now and then giving a voice to young people – mainly around health and wellbeing!  Right Here conduct research, create resources, head up promotion campaigns and deliver workshops in schools to name just a few of our projects. You can see more at facebook.com/rightherebrightonhove
All of this work needs to be directed by young people (age 11-25) who are from (or spend time in) Brighton & Hove or West Sussex. That’s where you come in.
We are hoping that you won’t might us just sending a survey or an invite to a focus group now and then. There’s always prize draws or free food to keep you happy 🙂 You may even wish to get more involved and find out about our regular ambassador roles! We’re just asking for a name and email address… and then a few extra details to make sure we’re only sending you the opportunities that you’re eligible to get involved in.