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LifeLine Projects
LifeLine Projects focuses on the most vulnerable young people in society, those on the edge of serious youth violence or poor mental health. Through 1-2-1 mentoring, positive activities and holiday programmes we work with those young people to become agents for change within their communities.  We work in a holistic way with the vulnerable young people, their parents and the communities they…
Description

LifeLine Projects is a dedicated charity that has been providing vital services to local communities for 25 years. Our SW!TCH Futures programme is designed to support young people facing serious youth violence and/or poor mental health. Through positive activities, 1-2-1 mentoring, holiday activities, and residential programs, we aim to prevent young people from falling into detrimental patterns.

Over the past two years, we have collected comprehensive impact data on 275 young people from East London secondary schools, demonstrating significant improvements: a 7-point increase on the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS), 66% of young people sustaining or improving their school attendance, a 65% improvement in reports, a reduction in detentions, a 20% reduction in Inclusion days, and a 22% reduction in exclusions.

We are seeking a passionate volunteer to help analyse our impact data and uncover new insights by examining the correlation between our programme and various factors. This evidence will be crucial in enhancing and improving our services.

More general information about LifeLine and the project: https://www.lifelineprojects.co.uk/projects/young-people/switch-futures/

Duties
  • Analyse the existing dataset to identify the correlation between programme impact and various factors such as the number of mentoring sessions attended, referral factors, borough, school, youth development worker (YDW), school year, gender, and ethnicity.
  • Provide insights and recommendations to improve programme delivery and effectiveness identifying the most impactful mentoring activities.
  • Collaborate with the SW!TCH Futures team to ensure findings are actionable and align with the programme’s goals.
Who will the volunteers be working with?
Head of Support Services & Young People’s Services Manager
Training
Different training will be provided depending on if the volunteer is in the office or working remotely:

Remote working:
• Induction to our data with head of support services
• Meeting with a youth worker to understand how we work

Office working:
As above plus the following:
• Introduction to the team
• Office induction

Time commitment

The volunteer will work from 6-8 hours per week over 1 or 2 days.

The Life Lines team work from 9-5.30, Monday – Friday. We are in the office on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday. If the volunteer prefers to work in the office, Monday or Friday would be best. If working from home Tuesday or Thursday are better.

Application deadline

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.